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Thisa Wewa

  Province North Centrel
  District Anuradapura
  Nearest Town Anuradapura
  Area 5.17 km2
  Period 250-210 BC
  Ruler King Devamnampiyatissa
  Introduction

This was constructed by King Devamnampiyatissa (250 - 210 BCE), during whose reign Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. According to the historical and literary records it is associated with all royal ceremonies as well as religious ceremonies held at Anuradhapura during time of ancient Kings. Maximam capacity 3.965 million cubic meters , Irrigation area 368 hectare, Length of dam 2.2 km.