Dissa Wewa is an ancient reservoir in the remote village of Kahatagasyaya in Uhana. The ruins including Ancient spill made of blocks of rock, the bund and the ruins of the rock plain connected to bund was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location in 2 places as follows ;
“The rock plain with the bund of ancient Dissa wewa, evidences of ruined buildings connected to the lake and other archaeological evidences belonging to Mahawela village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/100/1, Lathugala in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º 22′ 06” N and longitude 081º 33′ 59”E).”
“Spill with laid stone slabs and the bund of ancient lake called Dissa wewa at the place called Panagolla (Latitude 07º 19′ 54” N and longitude 081º 34′ 32”E) belonging to Kahatagasyaya village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/100/A/180, Kahatagasyaya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However, its recommended to get directions to the Dissa Wewa from a villager in Kahatagasyaya.
Map of Kahatagasyaya Dissa Wewa Bund and related Ruins
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Travel Directions to Kahatagasyaya Dissa Wewa Bund and related Ruins
Route from Ampara to Kahatagasyaya Dissa Wewa Bund and related Ruins
|Through : Uhana|
Distance :16 km
Travel time : 30 + hike mins
Time to spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map