Walawe River

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Walawe River
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Downstream view of the river, from the Udawalawe Dam.
Native name වලවේ ගඟ (Walawe Ganga)
Country Sri Lanka
Locations Padalangala, Mamadala, Nakulugamuwa, Uswewa, Angunakolapelessa, Tunkama, Ridiyagama
Physical characteristics
Main source Adam's Peak
River mouth Indian Ocean
Ambalantota
06°06′19″N 81°00′57″E / 6.10528°N 81.01583°E / 6.10528; 81.01583Coordinates: 06°06′19″N 81°00′57″E / 6.10528°N 81.01583°E / 6.10528; 81.01583
Length 38.7 km (24.0 mi)

The Walawe (Sinhalese: වලවේ ගඟ, Tamil: வளவை ஆறு) is a 138.7 km (86.2 mi)[1] long river in Sri Lanka which initiates from Adam's Peak. It meets the Indian Ocean at the coastal town of Ambalantota.

Belihul Oya, a major tributary to the Walawe River, near its source in Horton Plains.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walawe River". geoview.info. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2015.