Perimiyankulama Wewa | Ancient Gamanitissa Vapi Tank

Perimiyankulama Wewa
Perimiyankulama Wewa (Sinhala: පෙරිමියන්කුලම වැව) is a small reservoir situated in Perimiyankulama village in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. 

Perimiyankulama Wewa is the modern name used to identify this tank (Paranavitana, 1983). This is conjectured to be the same as the Gamani-vapi or (Gamanitissa-vapi) built by King Pandukabhaya (4th century B.C.), the first king of Sri Lanka (Nicholas, 1963; Paranavitana, 1983).

#) extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

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.127.
2) Paranavitana, S., 1983. Inscriptions of Ceylon, Late Brahmi Inscriptions, Volume II (Part I). Archaeological Survey of Sri Lanka. pp.63.

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