Lihiniyan Kelina Ella Falls (ලිහිනියන් කෙලින ඇල්ල)

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Lihiniyan Kelina Ella
Lihiniyan Kelina Ella – photo by Dr Ashan Geeganage
Height :30 meters
District :Ratnapura

The name of this 30m Lihiniyan Kelina Ella Fall is derived from the edible-nest swift (Collocalia unicolor), which is attracted by the dark environment. Local villagers say that an impending drought is signified by a ghost-like procession seen moving across the fall. To combat the onset of such droughts, the villagers pay homage to the Kohomba deity.

The fall can be found in the Pelmadulla Electorate, cascading from the east of the Pathakade Segapuli Mountain, and linked to the Pulun Dola. Take the Ratnapura to Pelmadulla road to the Pathakade village Bikku training college to reach it.

References

  1. Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls. http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.net/

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Route from Ranapura to Lihiniyan Kelina Ella Turn off
Through : Pelmadulla Road
Distance : 15 km
Travel time : 20 minutes
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