Archive for January 12, 2008


The word “Pettara” is not a familiar word with you. But this word was used by the people in rural area,
among villagers in Sri Lanka. This means “a bathing place like small stream.
 There is a Pettara at Mawela village, in the Balangoda electorate in Rattnapua district.

           im30.jpg    It depicts by the following picture.
There are nearly thirty or forty people get bathing per a day in this “Pettara” bathing place.


 Further this stream is used for cultivating paddy fields and vegetables growing.
    The following picture shows the people who are using this stream as cultivat


  Finally we should protect these streams. There fore we can get vast benefit from these small steams.
 So we must not destroy the forest, not cut down trees and must protect them.

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