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Ampara | Maduru Oya Reservoir

Maduru Oya Reservoir

A seemingly endless body of water stretching to 6400 hectares restricted by a dam crest 150 meters tall, Maduru Oya reservoir is a majestic sight with a towering Buddha statue and a dry zone jungle rising in the background.

Constructed in 1981 under the accelerated Mahaweli Scheme Maduru Oya has a history of feeding many an irrigation project in the area even in the ancient times. King Mahasen had constructed Mahadaragalla Tank damming the Maduru Oya while the clearance of the jungle around for the construction revealed an ancient sluicegate estimated to have been built before the first century BC and the recorded history of the country.

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