Halangoda Lake

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This is a man made lake and has been named after (late) Brigadier (I think) Halangoda who had been instrumental in creating this small lake. The story is that this place had originally been a marsh/bog where the people in the area used to carry out gemming illegally. It had resulted in a number of deaths and had also been a hindrance to the conduct of military training. Hence, a bund had been constructed blocking the natural flow of water thus creating the lake. An evening stroll along the road by the lake would be really nice. There is also a small ‘Children’s Park’ (managed by the Army) on the banks of the lake (It’s closer to the entrance to the Polo Grounds).

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