Images of Topa Wewa
Irrigation, and reservoirs, achieved apparently very impressive levels in ancient Sri Lanka. There are reservoirs, called “tanks” almost everywhere; the one estabablished by Parakramabahu I in Polonnaruwa was so large it was called a sea. Today it’s simply called Topa Wewa, which means something or other. Topa Wewa basically draws up the western border of Polonnaruwa, and two of the ancient ruins sites are close to it; one is right on its shores. It’s quite lovely to sit by it looking west toward the low hills and mountains.