Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Manankattiya Wewa

Manankattiya Wewa (Sinhala: මානන්කට්ටිය වැව) is a reservoir situated in Manankattiya in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. It is located about 32 km south-east of Anuradhapura and 7 km west of Hurulu Wewa.

This tank has been identified as the ancient Mahanikhavatti tank built by King Vasabha [(67-111 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. In the past, it had been called by several names such as Mahanikhavitti, Manakati, and Manikawati (Nicholas, 1963).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 5,300 ft. long (Arumugam, 1969). It has one spill and two sluices (Arumugam, 1969). 

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.316.
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 4 June 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map


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