Galgamuwa Wewa

Galgamuwa Wewa (Sinhala: ගල්ගමුව වැව) is a reservoir situated in Galgamuwa village in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka. It is located in the Mi Oya River basin.

This tank has been identified as the ancient Girisigamukavapi restored by King Parakramabahu I [(1153-1186 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. The present tank was completed in 1877 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 1,200 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 640 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has one spill and one sluice (Arumugam, 1969). 

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.356.
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.94.

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This page was last updated on 11 February 2023
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