Where is the Sorabora lake located?
Sorabora Wewa is 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.
Who made Sorabora Lake?
Distance from Ella – 88.2 km (2 hours 29 minutes) Sorabora Wewa, also known as “Horabora Wewa”, is an ancient reservoir which is situated in Mahiyangana in the Badulla district. It is believed to have been built by a giant named Bulatha during the reign of King Dutugemunu.
Who is Bulatha?
It was here that Bulatha (Balathirala), a villager from the village, Kiripattiya, Ududumbara joined the king. King Dutugemunu ordered Bulatha to collect treacle from Meemure, betel from Kevulgama, arecanut from Puwakpitiya and milk from his own village, Kiripattiya.
What is Biso Kotuwa?
Biso-kotuwa is the equivalent of the modern valve-pit, which operates in the regulation of the outward flow of water.
Who wrote Sorabora WEWA inscription?
The inscription is engraved on a rock surface, with the height of 2.43 m (8.0 ft) and 127 mm (5.0 in). It contains 203 lines and about 2,000 mediaeval Sinhala scripts….
|Badulla Pillar Inscription|
|Discovered||1857 Close to the Sorabora Wewa|
|Discovered by||Jone Belli|
What is Diya Keta Pahana?
Diyaketa pahana( water gauge) It is the water gauge in a tank. There are two types of them. One is a stone pillar with different water levels ‘ etched’ in it and installed near a sluice, usually near the main sluice.
How does Biso Kotuwa work?
Resevoir water flows through the inlet sluice and then the water flows into the biso kotuwa. There it loses most of its velocity. The water then pours out of the outer sluice, more serene and calm than before and doing no harm to the dam.
Who made abaya Wawa?
Abhayavapi (Sinhalese: අභයවාපි) or commonly Abhaya Wewa (Sinhalese: අභය වැව) is a reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by King Pandukabhaya who ruled in Anuradhapura from 437 BC to 367 BC, after constructing the city. This is now popularly known Abhayawewa’.
Who is make Nuwara Wewa?
King Vattagamini Abaya
Nuwara Wewa is believed to be built by King Vattagamini Abaya popularly known as King Valagamba in the first century BC. The Embankment (Bund) is 3 miles long and 37 feet high.
What is Ellanga?
What is Ellanga Gammana? The accepted definition for Ellanga Gammana, is “a connected series of village irrigation tanks organized within a micro- (or meso-) catchment of the dry zone landscape, storing, conveying and utilizing water from an ephemeral rivulet”.
Who built Tissa Wewa?
Built by the very king who introduced Buddhism to the country, King Devanampiyatissa, in the 3rd century BC, the Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura does not only showcase the ingenuity of the ancient engineers of the island, but also their practical approach to building irrigation.
Who built Minneriya Wewa?
The Minneriya Tank was built by the great tank builder, King Mahasen (276–303) who ruled in Anuradhapura. This tank occupied 4670 acres and its strong 13-meter-tall dam running along a distance of 2 km held over 20 billion gallons of water.
What is the biggest tank in Sri Lanka?
Kala Wewa, which also in nearby vicinity built by the King Datusena in 307 B.C, is a twin reservoir complex (Kala Wewa & Balalu Wewa) which has a capacity of 123 million cubic meters together making the biggest tank in Sri Lanka.
What is the largest tank in Sri Lanka?
Galoya reservoir currently defined as Senanayaka Samudraya is the largest and very special among other reservoirs in Sri Lanka in various manners.
What is the first lake in Sri Lanka?
Abhaya Wewa is the first lake in Sri Lanka to be built in Sri Lanka, located in the sacred city of Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is also known as Basavakkulama Wewa.