A 'Nagula' or plough, is a wooden tool used in paddy farming to prepare the paddy field for sowing seeds and planting saplings.
The nagula is used to turn and loosen soil before cultivation
The tool is tied to a pair of working animals, such as oxen, and is drawn by them to create long trenches in the paddy field. The farmer who ploughs the paddy field would hold the handle of the nagula and walk along behind the animals. farmers would make use of several different ploughs based on the landscape and the nature of the soil.
The nagula is held with great significance among traditional paddy farmers. Among the many varieties of ploughs the Sinhala Nagula is the most widely used in Sri Lanka