Radella is a remote village lying close to the Heda Oya river in Panama belonging to Lahugala Divisional Secretary area in Ampara District. Radella Wewa is an ancient reservoir in Radella built to accommodate drainage water from its own catchment. In 1995 and in 2000 the dam breached due to heavy floods and after the final restoration, it supplies water to 405 ha of paddy fields.
The reservoir has now become a attraction for observing wildlife, specially birds due to its location. The tank lies 7 km off the Panama Road.
The ancient sluice, tank bunt and the breakwater (ralapanawa) of the Radella reservoir has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Radella tank with ancient sluice, tank bunt and break water in Radella village in Grama Niladari Division No. PP04 Panama North in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Lahugala in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 06º 82562′ N and longitude 081º 75996′ E).”
Map of Radella Reservoir Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Radella Reservoir Archaeological Site
Route from Pottuvil to Radella Reservoir Archaeological Site
|Through : Panama|
Distance : 19 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins to few hours if visiting for wildlife.
Driving directions : see on google map