Madukanda Wewa

Madukanda Wewa (Sinhala: මඩුකන්ද වැව) is a reservoir situated in Madukanda village in Vavuniya District, Sri Lanka. 

The Madukanda area is believed to be one of the places where the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha was lodged on the journey from India to Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka during the reign of King Kitsirimeghavanna [(301-328 A.D.) Medhananda, 2003; Arumugam, 1969]. The historic Madukanda Viharaya is located near the tank.

The tank was restored in the 1886-1896 period (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 3,550 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 270 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has three spills and two sluices (Arumugam, 1969). 

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.302.
2) Medhananda, E., 2003. Pacheena passa - Uttara passa: Negenahira palata ha uturu palate Sinhala bauddha urumaya (In Sinhala). Dayawansa Jayakody & Company. Colombo. ISBN: 978-955-686-112-9. pp.391-394.

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This page was last updated on 14 April 2023
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