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PotgulVehera Statue – Sage

 

Most believe it is King Parakramabahu while other theories say it could be a sage but this large figure carved on a boulder is right outside the boundaries of the PotgulVehera. This is one of the finest statues on the island and measures at 11ft. 6in in height. The statue appears to hold an object like an Ola leaf manuscript. If this figure is identical with a king, the manuscript in his hands represents the yoke of kingship.

   

ParakramaSamudra

 
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This massive reservoir, the ParakramaSamudra (Sea of Parakrama) was constructed by King Parakramabahu by joining three existing tanks. At the North is the oldest tank known as Topa tank, the middle section is Eramudu tank and to the South is the Dumbutula tank. The objective was to make the country self-sufficient and also created the island as the “The granary of the East” which is a grand view of the reservoir that is enjoyed by tourists who resort themselves at the rest house located at the tank bund. 

 

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