Yet another place that you can visit around Puttalam district is the Inginimitiya reservoir of Anamaduwa. At most the reservoir is spelling. Mee Oya which starts in Dambulu mountains and slope to the sea at the Puttalam bay. This reservoir has been constructed to cover a capacity of 58833 acres and 150 miles. The Inginiyamitiya reservoir has been caused to develop the agricultural development as well as the rehabilitation process of the community of the North western province. It is said that this project was implemented for the first time in Rajya Mantrana Sabha before 80 years ago in 1930. Therefore the Inginiyamatiya reservoir project was commenced on 14.03.1981 and handed over to the nation 25.03.1985.
The reservoir has a bund of the tank, left and right sluices and main canals. This reservoir provides water and sanitation services for 6530 acres of agricultural lands. It is recorded that over 2200 families were facilitated at the beginning of this project. By the way, 4660 acres of new lands are scheduled to be newly cultivated and provided with water facilities by the reservoir. Moreover today the reservoir is supplying water for hospitals, schools and all government offices in the area. The project received Yen 1800 Million as aids from the Republic government of Japan and also Rs. 89000000 as funds. Eventually, the government could establish the Inginiyametiya reservoir in Anamduwa successfully. Being located in a dry zone area, the reservoir is located in a sightseeing area. Because of windy climate, lush green cultivations and paddy fields. In fact, the reservoir project has been an issue which has been contributed to uplift the social economy and the condition of the Community around the area.
Being a tourist attraction in Puttalam area is now being developed with proper infrastructure and essential needs. The regional engineer of the Inginiyametiya reservoir project defined the project as ‘Inginiyametiya deviyo’ on behalf of the legends of ‘Mahasen’ and ‘kadavara’ Gods who come in ancient epics related to Inginiyametiya division. Therefore you can take a visit to the reservoir and explore the beauty of the rural lifestyle and the living patterns of the Sri Lankan rural villagers.