Usgala Siyambalangamuwa Wewa is one of the many tanks built by the ancient Sri Lanka’s King Mahasen (276-303) who ruled during the Anuradhapura Kingdom. The tank is located west of Kala Wewa which is another wonder of King Mahasen. Later King Dhathusena (459-477) built the Balaluwewa Ela (Balaluwewa Canal), the left bank canal of Kalawewa to take water to Siyambalangamuwa Wewa from the Kala Wewa.
The Siyambalangamuwa Wewa covers an area of approximately 7.5 sq.km (758 hectares) and holds 27 million cubic meters of water at full capacity. The bund (dam) has a length of 1.3 kms with a depth of 13m at the slice gates.
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Map of the Usgala Siyambalangamuwa Wewa
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Traveling to Usgala Siyambalangamuwa Wewa
Route from Colombo Town to Usgala Siyambalangamuwa Wewa
|Through : Talawa – Tanbuttegama|
Distance : 44 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map