திஸ்ஸமஹாராம) is a town in Hambantota District,
Southern Province, Sri Lanka.
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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
confirmed following archaeological excavations in 2010. The
Tamil Brahmi inscription, a fragment of black and red
ware flat dish inscribed in Tamil in the
Tamil Brahmi script was
excavated at the earliest layer in the southern town.
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.
Tissa Wewa lake
Yatala Vehera Stupa
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
^ Mahathevan, Iravatham (24 June 2010). "An epigraphic perspective on
the antiquity of Tamil". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 31
^ Ragupathy, P (28 June 2010). "
Tissamaharama potsherd evidences
ordinary early Tamils among population". Tamilnet. Tamilnet. Retrieved
31 October 2010.
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