Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Hiriwadunna Wewa

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

This tank has been identified as the ancient Aggivaddhamanaka tank built by King Vasabha [(67-111 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. In the past, it had been called by several names such as Abhivaddhamanaka, Akvadunna and Abivadunna (Nicholas, 1963). The Habarana inscription of the 3rd century mentions this tank by the name Agivadamana Wawi (Nicholas, 1963).
1) Hiriwadunna lake 01 by Cherubino is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
1) Muller, E., 1883. Ancient Inscriptions in Ceylon. London. pp.41-42, 110.
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.173.

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