Inamaluwa Wewa

Inamaluwa Wewa
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Inamaluwa Wewa (Sinhala: ඉනාමළුව වැව) is a reservoir situated in Inamaluwa village in Matale District, Sri Lanka. 

This has been identified as the ancient Enderagalu tank built by King Aggabodhi II  [(608-618 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. It is also the Erandegala tank which was renovated by King Vijayabahu I  [(1055-1100 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. Polonnaruwa Kalinga Park Gal Asana Inscription of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 A.D.) mentions that the rock on which the inscription was engraved was brought from a locality named Enderagalla which is believed to be the rocky hill of that name located near this tank (Nicholas, 1963; Wikramasinghe, 1928).

1) 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). pp.109-110.
2) Wikramasinghe, D. M. D. Z., 1928. Epigraphia Zeylanica: Being lithic and other inscriptions of Ceylon Vol II: London. Published for the government of Ceylon by Humphrey Milford, pp. 130-134.

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