Cascaded Tank Village System recognised as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Site

Cascaded Tank Village System recognised as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Site

Cascaded Tank Village System recognised as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Site

Written by Keshala Dias

19 Apr, 2018 | 4:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The international forum and ceremony to award Sri Lanka’s Cascaded Tank-Village System as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Site took place in Rome, Italy a short while ago (April 19).

The system, known locally as the “Ellanga Gammana,” was recognised as one of the 14 newly designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites in the world.

The award was accepted by the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture B. Wijeratne on behalf of Sri Lanka.

The other sites awarded today (April 19) are in China, Egypt, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.

An “Ellanga system” is a system where a large number of small wewa’s are inter-connected based on their geographical locations to nourish one large wewa.


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