|Native name||දියවන්නා ඔය (Sinhala)|
|Basin countries||Sri Lanka|
|Settlements||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
Diyawanna Lake (Sinhala : දියවන්නා ඔය, Tamil : தியவன்ன ஓயா) or Parliament Lake, is one of the lakes within Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka.
It is quite popular as the Sri Lankan Parliament Building was built on an artificial island at the center of the lake. The Diyatha Uyana park is also located on the banks of this lake. This lake was created in 1979 and has eight islands.
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