Friday, 2 April 2021

Hurulu Wewa

Hurulu Wewa
Hurulu Wewa (Sinhala: හුරුළු වැව) is a reservoir situated in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. 

The ancient Challura-vapi, also called Suralla or Surulu, is present Hurulu Wewa (Nicholas, 1963). It is said to have been constructed by King Mahasena [(275-301 A.D.) Arumugam, 1969; Nicholas, 1963]. However, it was later ascribed to King Dhatusena [(455-473 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963].

The restoration work of the present tank was commenced in 1949 (Arumugam, 1969). However, due to the flood in December 1957, the dam was breached (Arumugam, 1969). It was restored again in 1958 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 8,730 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 4,ooo acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has two spills and three sluices (Arumugam, 1969).

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.272.
2) Nicholas, C. W., 1963. Historical topography of ancient and medieval Ceylon. Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, New Series (Vol VI). Special Number: Colombo. Royal Asiatic Society (Ceylon Branch). p.171.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 17 April 2022
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