A manmade ancient reservoir located in Mahiyanganaya, Badulla District (Uva Province) of Sri Lanka. Capacity if the tank is 1100 acres (4.5 Sq km) and holds 11800 acre feet of water.

History of this giant lake goes back to the 2nd century BC and it’s believed to be built during  King Dutugemunu’s era ( (161 BC – 137 BC).

This lake is considered as one of the most important creation of Sri Lankan ancient irrigation technology as it’s sorowwa (sluice gate) was made of the a natural rock. This is the only one found that nature found in Sri Lanka.

It’s worth making a visit here if you are visiting Mahiyanganaya or traveling through the city. Located just 1 km away from the Mahiyanganaya city and the famous Mahiyanganaya ancient Buddhist temple.

Lake supports local community with supply of water for the agriculture lands over 3000 acres. Also it’s rich with fish which supports the inland fishery industry.

Boat service operated by the locals available here for the visitors to enjoy a ride.

You can consider following attractions / places when planning the visit here.

 

Distance from
Wasgamuwa National Park  : 30 km
Kandy : 76 km
Bintenna / Veddas Village : 15 km
Dunhinda water fall : 70 km
Badulla : 73 km
Ella : 95 km
Batticaloa : 107 km
Dambulla : 90 km

 

Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Located 30 km west Anuradhapura and 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo).
The park is 1,317 km2 (508 sq mi) (131, 693 hectares) and ranges from 0–152 m (0–499 ft) above sea level.

(Cover Photo Credit: Thilina Kaluthotage Photography)

Considered as country’s 2nd largest in it’s category. Located in Negombo, one of the most beautiful coastal city of Sri Lanka. It takes only a drive of few minutes from the Negombo city or from the most of the hotels / resorts in the area to reach this very busy place. They starts days proceeding in the morning early as 3.30 am. Approximately over 3500 fishermen leave for sea from here daily. Market operates till late afternoon.

It’s kind of a noisy place with the individual vendors trying to get the maximum offer for their catches while buyers trying to buy them at bargain prices.

Visitors get the opportunity to meet the fishermen, talk to them and get some idea about the whole process and their lifestyle too. Also they offer you the opportunity to join fishing trips with them.

Sunday is a holiday here as most of the people engaged in this industry are Catholics and they attend church in the morning. Evenings they will have some fun-filled time with partying and meeting friends so on.