Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls – ඌරන් වැටුන ඇල්ල

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Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella
Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella
Height :20 meters
District :Galle

The 20m Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls is located in Lankagama Village, Galle District. Incipient from Sinharaja Forest Conservation, the fall is created by the Hariywa brook’s left Branch (or artery). Its name bespeaks of the deaths of wild pigs (Susscrofa) in the past. An elder villager C.E.Upalis who in 1952 saw pigs drowned in gushing waters of the fall. However, no wild pigs have been recently sighted. The base of the stream is devoid of a pool.

The stream flows over scattered rocks. Falls milieu is rich in bio diversity. In the woodlot trees viz. Hora, (Dipterocarpus zeylanicus) Beraliya, Na (Messua Ferea), Orchids, Ferns, Kirihambilia, and plants varieties found there.

This fall is the one of the five waterfalls created by this Hariyawa water stream within a distance of less than 1 km. The waterfalls created by this stream are

Leach protection is highly recommended when hiking to these waterfalls.

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Travel Directions to Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls

The closest paths to the falls which lies in the Sinharaja Rain Forest are Neluwa – Lankagama route.

Neluwa can be reached from Colombo through 3 routes. The Falls lies close to the village of Lankagama on the Kosmulla – Lankagama road. After traveling about 7 kms on this route you will also pass another beautiful waterfall called Neluwa Duwili Falls. Travel further 15 km (approx) to reach Lankagama. Parts of this road has been concreted but some sections are highly dilapidated. You will require a 4 wheel drive, lorry or a 3 wheeler to reach Lankagama. The waterfall can be viewed from the road itself or walk few meters in to the jungle to get a better view.

Alternatively, you can take a 3 wheeler from Neluwa. They will probably take a shorter route to Lankagama. This route has a bridge which only a 3 wheeler can go. Anything wider will find it very difficult to squeeze through. But this route will bypass the Neluwa Duwili Falls, so you will have to give the 3 wheeler proper instructions.

Google Maps has marked the road only up to Neluwa Duwili Falls. Therefore the route below stops at Duwili Ella.

Route 1 from Colombo to Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls

Route 2 from Colombo to Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls

Though : Southern Expressway – Kurundugahahetekma – Elpitiya – Pitigala – Thanwalama
distance : 115 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapA 15 km stretch from Pitagala to Thawalama is in a bad state with large pot holes and might take a good 1 hour off the total time. The balance part of the road is in a good stage
Though : Kalutara – Mathugama
distance : 130 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapThe Road from Mathugama is being widended and currently in a bad state. Not recommended to take this route until road construction work is completed.
Route 3 from Colombo to Lankagama Uran Wetuna Ella Falls
Though : Southern Expressway – Pinnaduwa (Galle) – Akmemana – Kottawa – Nakiyadeniya
distance : 200 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapLonger route but best road at the moment