Debara Wewa (Tissamaharama)

Debara Wewa
Debara Wewa (Photo credit: Kawindu Edirisooriya, Google Street View)

Debara Wewa (Sinhala: තිස්සමහාරාම දෙබර වැව) is an irrigation tank situated near Tissa Wewa in Tissamaharama in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka.

The ruined tank was restored in 1889 (Arumugam, 1969).

The tank
Debara Wewa is one of the tanks under the Kirindi Oya Left Bank Scheme. Except for the drainage from its own catchment area, the tank is mainly fed by a feeder channel which takes off from the Kirindi Oya left bank (Arumugam, 1969). The bund of the reservoir is about 1,700 ft. long and 12 ft. in height (Arumugam, 1969). The water extends over an area of about 150 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). The reservoir has 3 sluices and 1 spill (Arumugam, 1969).
1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.129.

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This page was last updated on 28 January 2023
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