Kantale

Kantale (Sinhala: කන්තලේ, romanized: Kantalē; Tamil: கந்தளாய், romanized: Kantaḷāy) is a town in the Trincomalee District in eastern Sri Lanka. The town is located 38 km (24 mi) south-west of Trincomalee.

Kantale

කන්තලේ
கந்தளாய்
Kantalai Tank, Sri Lanka.jpg
Kantale Tank
Kantale is located in Sri Lanka
Kantale
Kantale
Location in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 8°22′06″N 81°01′41″E / 8.3683°N 81.0281°E / 8.3683; 81.0281Coordinates: 8°22′06″N 81°01′41″E / 8.3683°N 81.0281°E / 8.3683; 81.0281
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceEastern Province[1]
DistrictTrincomalee District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Time in Sri Lanka)
Postal code
31300 [2]
Area code(s)026 [3]

According to the ancient chronicle, Mahavamsa, Kantale Tank, also named "Gangathala Vapi", is credited as being built by Aggabodhi the II (606-618)[4] and rehabilitated and developed by Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186).[5] 3,750 hectares. Constructed for the irrigation of crops in this arid region, its source of water is the Mahaweli River, the longest in the island, which flows out to the sea at Trincomalee.[6]

One of the oldest tanks in Sri Lanka, the Kantale Tank gives water to a vast area for paddy[7] and sugar cane plantations[8] as well as for human consumption in Trincomalee and the adjoining areas.

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  2. ^ "Postal code database". Retrieved 5 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan Dialing Area Code Numbers". Retrieved 5 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja (2002). Edmund Leach: An Anthropological Life. Cambridge University Press. p. 226. ISBN 9780521521024.
  5. ^ Schiemer, F. (Ed) (2012). Limnology of Parakrama Samudra — Sri Lanka: A case study of an ancient man-made lake in the tropics. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9789400972810.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Mahaweli Ganga". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Attygalle, Randima (22 October 2016). "A delectable journey through pickles, hoppers and much more". The Island. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Wettasinghe, Chandeepa (12 October 2016). "Local Sugar Industry attracts Foreign Interest". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)