March 11 , 2009

Galle Water Works

Ceylon Public Works Department

The Hiyare, conservation center was once the site of the Galle Water Works. The man made lake was the reservoir used to store water for distribution. Engraved at the sluice are the names of the engineers who lead the project. The name Wimalasurendra continues to be a household name in Sri Lanka more than 50 years after his death. Not because of his involvement with the Galle water works but because of his poineering efforts in power generation.

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