Tissamaharamaya

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Located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka in the Hambantota District and once a kingdom of yesteryear, this town is famous for Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama Stupa and an entry point into Katharagama and Yala National Park. The Tissa Wewa Lake was built in the ancient rule of King Dewanampiyatissa and is an artificial lake purposed as irrigation system where the lake and town was named after him. It is said that during the era of King Kavantissa. Around 12,000 Arahats Buddhist monks had lived in Tissamaharama and its surroundings now, many pilgrims and tourists stop at this lake to relax whilst passing through to their next journeys.