DESCRIPTION Tissamaharama is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. The well shaded town is very pleasantly set amidst the expansive paddy fields swaying with the breeze from vast Tissa Wewa rainwater reservoir, 1 km north of the city. In the center of the paddy fields stands the impressive Snowy-white Santagiri Dagoba stupa, 56m in height and 165 meters in circumference. At the far end of the Tissa Wewa rainwater reservoir is a foot path leading to a smallest man-made lake called Debera Wewa. Also located in Tissamaharama is Menik dagoba stupa and the famous Yatala dagoba stupa believed to contain the relics of Buddha.