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Sora Bora Wawa

  Province Uva
  District Badulla
  Nearest Town Mahiyanganaya
  Area -
  Period 162 BC
  Ruler King Dhatusena
  Introduction

This tank is built during the reign of King Dutugemunu by a giant named Bulatha. And it is set between two natural stone sluice gates (Sorouwa)... Sorabora Wewa’ is one of the earliest hydrological constructions in the country. In ancient times, this tank was called the ‘Sea of Bintenna’. The tank is set between two natural stone sluice gates. These gates however, are often ignored or missed by visitors. Most of the visitors visit only the first sluice gate at the entrance of the route. The other

gate is ignored due to the lack of publicity. It is located further up at the other end of the tank.

The folklore behind the Sorabora Wewa is quite interesting. Out of this one is as follows. The tank is set between two natural stone sluices. This strategic sitting is believed to have been a brainchild of Bulatha. Bulatha is actually a man who provided the King with ‘bulath’ or ‘betel leaves.’ He took orders from the king to build the tank between the two stone sluices. Quite taken up with his

work, the King is believed to have gifted Bulatha the villages on the catchment of the tank in appreciation of his mammoth task. The King is believed to have said “Weheragam Thota Wewa diyan mata” (You take the villages in the catchment Weheragam) and I’ll take the tank/wewa).

The subjects of the King referred to Bulatha as a “giant", in appreciation of his task.

Hence the folklore states the tank was built by a giant named Bulatha This is very interesting JANA Katha written by D.G.Wickramasinghe on sorabora builder of Giant Bulatha.

"Onna Balapan Bulatha Karapu Bale Yathuru Dapu Gal Dora Yata Wathura Hale Ena yanno Ida Narama Balum Gale Sorabora Wewa Nudutu As Motada Pin Kale"- D.G.Wickramasinghe (Maga Digata Jana Katha)

Other important and wonder full thing is construction of sluice gate of sorabora. This sluice gate

Around the lake there are many fishing villages are situated. The rice farming and fishing is the main income of the people of around the Sorabora village. Tourism is a growing industry in sorabora village. The canoe camping is on a boats platform, a new experience in this lake. Fishing in the lake is enjoyable. Sorabora Wewa is a picturesque tank located in Mahiyanganaya of Sri Lanka.

Sorabora Wewa is also famed as a birding area. Many birds, particularly raptors seeking fish in water lurk in the area. The tank is set between two natural stone sluices. This strategic sitting is believed to have been a brainchild of Bulatha. Bulatha is actually a man who provided the King with ulatha"or betel. leaves".