Konduwattuwana Wewa

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Konduwattuwana Wewa
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Konduwattuwana Wewa
Location Ampara
Coordinates 7°17′34.2″N81°38′06.1″E / 7.292833°N 81.635028°E / 7.292833; 81.635028 Coordinates: 7°17′34.2″N81°38′06.1″E / 7.292833°N 81.635028°E / 7.292833; 81.635028
Type Irrigation Reservoir
Basin  countriesSri Lanka

Konduwattuwana Wewa (Sinhalese: කොණ්ඩුවටුවාන ජලාශය) or Kondawattuwana Wewa is an ancient reservoir located in Ampara, Sri Lanka. The reservoir lies on the AmparaInginiyagala main road, approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) away from the town of Ampara. The site with ancient Buddhist ruins which belonging to the Konduwattuwana reservoir area is a formally recognised an archaeological site in Sri Lanka.


The reservoir is believed to be built during 1st-3rd century BC and had been renovated time to time to facilitate irrigation and drinking water to the nearby area. According to a stone pillar inscription found near the reservoir, the irrigation water of this reservoir was taxed, along with the paddy fields during the reign of King Dappula IV (939 - 940). [1] Further it reveals that unlawful tapping of irrigation water had also been prohibited by the edict. [2]

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  1. "Kondawattuwana Wewa and Monastic Ruins – කොණ්ඩවට්ටවාන වැව සහ බෞද්ධ නටබුණ්". Amazinglanka. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
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