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KALAWEWA

The farm lies next to the Dambulu Oya which feeds into the Kalawewa, one of Sri Lanka’s most important ancient irrigation works.
 

Kalawewa was built by King Dhatusena around 400 AD. The reservoir has a circumference of 40 miles (64.4 km) and has a total area of seven square miles (18.1 km2) at full capacity. The adjoining twin reservoir Balalu Wewa and Kala Wewa were rehabilitated in late seventies under Mahaweli Development Program to receive Mahaweli River water from Polgolla in Katugastota, through Bowatanne Reservoir.
 

Kalawewa water then irrigates lands in Mahaweli ‘H’ areas North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
 

There is much folklore around this picturesque tank which is considered to be the pinnacle of irrigation work undertaken by King Dathusena.   The King considered water as his wealth and treasure. The dam is recognised as one of the world's greatest by many.  According to historical records King Mahinda the II (777-797) expanded the Kalawewa.
 

As per Mahavamsa, his son Kassapa killed King Dhathusena by plastering him to the bund of Kalawewa.
 

Where to Buy

During season, TJC Mangos are available at Rripe, Carlwil Place/Marine Drive, Kollupitiya and at all leading supermarkets.
 

For wholesale please contact

Email : ellawala.horticulture@gmail.com
Tel : +94112575756 (head office) or
  +9466567025 1(farm), 0779323334(Rripe), 0254929609(Rripe)