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Mannakethi Ella Waterfall

  Province Sabaragamuwa
  District Kagalle
  Nearest Town Kitulgala
  Total height 60 m (200 ft)
  Number of drops -
  Watercourse Girankitha Oya
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This is a beautiful fall of about 200ft (60m). It is situated in the Kegalle district. "Manna" means knives. "Kethi" means hatchet. People use to wash their tools in this falls and thus came the name. There was a popular folklore on the formation of the name of the waterfall. Once an English land owner had left back to his motherland, selling / giving up his tea land. In that event he had ordered to destroy all the garden tools (knives) throwing in to the deep base pool of the waterfall, to avoid use them again by others. Since knives ( Manna & Kethi ) were thrown in to the fall, it had been renamed as “Manna-Kethi ella”. This is a beautiful fall about 60m tall. The source of this 60m-high fall is the Girankitha Oya Reservoir that is served in turn by the western slopes of the Unagula Mountain. Later, the Mannaketi Falls flows into the Kelani River that enters the Indian Ocean in Colombo North.