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Olu Ella Waterfall

  Province Sabaragamuwa
  District Kegalle
  Nearest Town Yatiyantota
  Total height 200 m (666 ft)
  Number of drops -
  Watercourse -
  Island Height Ranking -

Introduction

This is situated in a remote village called Malalpola off Yatiyantota on the High Level road from Avissawella to Nuwara-Eliya. Dancing its way through several cascades before finding its way under a wooden bridge along the road, this waterfall adds to the rustic scenery of the village . Not very famous among the people here, it still attracts a considerable number of people going there informed by locals. During the periods when the foliage gets covered by lush greenary and the air gets cooly one is greeted with a momentary drizzle when traversing the wooden planks of the bridge. A wooden bridge spans the river and during rainy weather the fall's spray soaks passing villagers. The local people have noticed that the water volume has started to decrease, though there is still enough to sustain them. The water is also used for several turbines in the area and to irrigate the surrounding paddy fields.