Ratnapura Uran Wetuna Ella Falls (රත්නපුර ඌරන් වැටුනු ඇල්ල)

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Height :108 meters
District :Ratnapura

Uran Wetuna ( Uran Vetuna / Uran Vatunu / Uran Wetunu) Falls is a staggering 108m high. The name of the fall derives from the numerous wild boar found in the vicinity that come to drink here and often get swept away by the rushing water. The river flows onto a rocky ledge, which creates a three-tier fall. Further downstream, the river passes another fall called Kottun, before joining the Kaluganga River.

Even in severe droughts, the Uran Wetuna Ella fall never dries up and supplies the nearby Kiribathgala State Plantations and hospital with water. A wide variety of trees and medicinal plants grow in the fall’s lush surroundings.

The fall flows from the Mirishena Mukalana (Mirishena Jungle) and can be found on Pettiyagala Mountain, Ratnapura District (Openayake Divisional Secretariat, delineating Kandeketiya and Palekande Gramasevaka areas).

References

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

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Travel Directions to Ratnapura Uran Wetuna Ella Falls

To reach this Uran Vetunu Ella fall, one needs to go to Horaketiya (after Opanayaka) and take the Pelendakanda road for about 3-4km’s uphill. To tackle these roads you would need a 4WD vehicle. There is a small foot path at the end of the road at Pelenakanda which will take you to the base of the falls.

Route from Ratnapura to Uran Wetuna Ella
Through : Balangoda Road
Distance : 34 km
Travel time : 40 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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