Saturday, July 24, 2021

Mamaduwa Wewa

Mamaduwa Wewa is a reservoir situated in Mamaduwa village in Vavunia District, Sri Lanka. 

History
According to a 9th-century inscription in situ, this has been identified as the ancient Mahida Wewa (Nicholas, 1963). It is believed to have been repaired during the reign of King Kassapa V [(914-923 A.D.) Arumugam, 1969]. The Mahindatalaka Wewa restored by King Parakramabahu I (1153-1186 A.D.) during his reign is identical with this tank (Nicholas, 1963).

The tank was restored in the 1888-1896 period (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 6,480 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 600 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has two spills and three sluices (Arumugam, 1969). 

References
1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.304.
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.87.

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This page was last updated on 24 July 2021
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