Minneriya Tank

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Like many of the lakes in Sri Lanka, Minneriya Tank also has a very important history attached to it. Minneriya Tank is another one of the tanks that contributed to the ancient irrigation network in the Anuradhapura Era. Minneriya Tank was built by King Mahasen and the enormous lake spans for more than 4000 acres. […]

Sembuwatta Lake

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Sembuwatta Lake is an artificial lake that is filled with natural spring water which can be found in the Matale district. This clear lake is said to be located on the western side of the Knuckles Mountain Range. Sembuwatta Lake currently belongs to a plantation that is situated nearby, but, according to the villagers, it […]

Basawakkulama Wewa

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Located in Anuradhapura, this tank is known as the first irrigational tank that was built in ancient Sri Lanka. Records say that it was Prince Anuradha who built this tank first. Prince Anuradha ruled Anuradhapura, giving his name as a namesake for the city. Later King Pandukabhaya enlarged the clear lake further and named it […]

Tissa Wewa

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Tissa Wewa is located in Anuradhapura and is considered to be one the oldest artificially constructed tanks in Sri Lanka. This clear lake was built by King Devanampiya Tissa in the Anuradhapura Era to supply water to the people of this area, which was the capitol at that time. Spanning for 550 acres, This lake […]

Kala Wewa

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Kala Waewa is one of the biggest lakes in Sri Lanka. Built in the Anuradhapura Era during the reign of King Dhathusena, Kala Wewa has many legends that are attached to it. this lake went under many restorations as the ages passed, but the clear lake is still used as a source of water for […]

Kandy Lake

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Kandy Lake is an important landmark in Kandy, and is situated in front of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. It was built by the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe. Even though it used to be a bigger lake in the past, the size has reduced for various reasons through the times. […]

Beira Lake

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Even though the Beira Lake was mostly used during the colonial era, the lake’s history goes a long way before that. Beira played a major role when it came to transporting goods within Colombo, where it can be found. This lake used to be much larger than it is now, but now spans for only […]

Parakrama Samudraya

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Parakrama Samudraya can be translated to mean The Sea of Parakrama. Parakrama, the namesake of the lake, was a sage king who was responsible for building this amazing lake, who reigned during the Polonnaruwa era. Built by interconnecting a few of the smaller lakes, Parakrama Samudraya still functions perfectly, and the clear lake is the […]

Bolgoda Lake

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Bolgoda Lake is spread in a very large area in the Western Province of Sri Lanka and is known as a lake that has played a major role in transportation during the colonial era. This big lake is the home to a wide variety of animals and plants and a lot of guest houses and […]

Madu River

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The Madu River is a very famous river in Sri Lanka, where locals and tourists visit throughout the year. Lake lovers visit this river to experience the river safari as well as to see the many different kinds of animals and plants that have made this River into their home. Madu River is a big […]