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Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
(Sinhala තිස්සමහාරාමය [ˈtissəmaˌhaːˈraːməyə], Tamil திஸ்ஸமஹாராம) is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

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1 History 2 Images 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna
Kingdom of Ruhuna
as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that period can still be seen today. The presence ordinary early Tamils in Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
was confirmed following archaeological excavations in 2010. The Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
Tamil Brahmi
Tamil Brahmi
inscription, a fragment of black and red ware flat dish inscribed in Tamil in the Tamil Brahmi
Tamil Brahmi
script was excavated at the earliest layer in the southern town.[1][2] The large artificial Tissa Wewa lake, which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time.There are five main lakes in the vicinity of Tissamaharama: Tissa Wewa; Yoda Wewa; Weerawila Wewa; Pannegamuwa Wewa; and Debarawewa Wewa. Today, the town mainly serves as a starting point for visits to Yala National Park and Kataragama. Images[edit]

Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
Stupa

Tissa Wewa lake

Yatala Vehera
Yatala Vehera
Stupa

See also[edit]

Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
Raja Maha Vihara

References[edit]

^ Mahathevan, Iravatham (24 June 2010). "An epigraphic perspective on the antiquity of Tamil". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 31 October 2010.  ^ Ragupathy, P (28 June 2010). " Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
potsherd evidences ordinary early Tamils among population". Tamilnet. Tamilnet. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 

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