Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Madatugama Wewa

Madatugama Wewa is a reservoir situated in Madatugama village in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. 

History
This is believed to be the ancient Mahadatta tank (also called Madata or Mahadattika) built by King Datusena (455-473 A.D.) or King Aggabodhi II [(608-618 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963]. It was restored during the reigns of King Vijayabahu I (1055-1110 A.D.) and King Parakramabahu I [(1153-1186 A.D.) Nicholas, 1963].  

References
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.167.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 14 March 2022
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