Monday, April 26, 2021

Namal Oya Wewa

Namal Oya Wewa
Namal Oya Wewa is a reservoir situated about 10 km north of Senanayaka Samudraya in Ampara District, Sri Lanka. 

History
This was newly constructed by the Gal Oya Development Board in 1961-1962 (Arumugam, 1969). However, some ancient constructions that have been discovered from Namal Oya reservoir area indicate the early human activities at the site.

The reservoir
The reservoir has been constructed by damming the Namal Oya stream (Arumugam, 1969). The bund of the reservoir is about 1.25 miles long and the water is extending in an area of about 1,600 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has one spill and one sluice (Arumugam, 1969). 

A protected site
The ancient constructions in the middle of Namal Oya lake belonging to Namaloya village situated in the Grama Niladhari Division No. W/86C/005, Dambethalawa in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Ampara are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 10 October 2014. 
 
Attribution
1) Namal Oya reservoir by Aldshakya is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

References
1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.165.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1884. 10 October 2014. p.922.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 1 May 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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