Diyawanna Lake

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Diyawanna Lake
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The lake in October 2017.
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Diyawanna Lake
Coordinates 06°53′12″N79°55′15″E / 6.88667°N 79.92083°E / 6.88667; 79.92083 Coordinates: 06°53′12″N79°55′15″E / 6.88667°N 79.92083°E / 6.88667; 79.92083
Native nameදියවන්නා ඔය  (Sinhala)
Basin  countries Sri Lanka
Islands 8
Sections/sub-basins3
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. [1]

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.

Battaramulla Town from Diyawanna Lake side Battaramulla City.jpg
Battaramulla Town from Diyawanna Lake side

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References

  1. "Diyawanna Lake". Attractions in Sri lanka. Retrieved 2020-01-24.