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Parakrama Samudraya (The Sea of Parakrama) – පරාක්‍රම සමුද්‍රය

Parakrama Samudraya

This vast water reservoir was built by King Parakramabahu the great (1153-1186) and today what you see as the Parakrama Samudraya is only a portion of his original creation.Parakrama Samudraya originally consisted of five large reservoirs separated by smaller dams to reduce the pressure on the main dam.

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