Maeliya Wewa

Maeliya Wewa (Sinhala: මාඑලිය වැව) is a reservoir situated in Maeliya village in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka. 

This has been identified as the ancient Mahaeli tank built by King Dhatusena I [(455-473 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. It is also the Mahaheli tank which was renovated by King Vijayabahu I  [(1055-1100 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963].

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). p.100.

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