Maduru Oya

Maduru Oya is a river that originates in Mahiyangana and flows through Badulla, Monaragala, Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa districts, Sri Lanka.
Maduru Oya
Maduru Oya is a river in eastern Sri Lanka. It originates in Mahiyangana and flows through Badulla, Monaragala, Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa districts (Kirupacaran, 2020). It is the 8th longest river in the country (Withanage et al., ?).

The remains of an old sluice were discovered at the site in September 1982, during the preparatory work for the construction of the Maduru Oya Dam (Gunawardana, 1987). 

River basin
Extending in an area of about 1,541 km2, the Maduru Oya river basin is located with the Mahaweli Ganga basin in the West, Gal Oya basin in the South, and Mundeni Aru and Miyangoda Ela basins in the East (Kirupacaran, 2020).

Reservoirs & anicuts in the Kirindi Oya river basin

See also

1) 20200203 175204 lakeview by Nisakya 21 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

1) Gunawardana, R.A.L., 1987. The Ancient sluice at the Maduru Oya Reservoir: Experimentation in Sri Lankan Traditions of Hydraulic Engineering. pp.1-20.
2) Kirupacaran, S., 2020. Analysis of precipitation trend and streamflow sensitivity to precipitation in Maduru oya river basin with HEC-HMS model simulations (Doctoral dissertation). p.28.
3) Withanage, N.S., Dayawansa, D.K., De Silva, R.P. and Rathnayake, C.W., ?. Assessment of morphological characteristics of Maduru Oya river basin of Sri Lanka using GIS.  

Location Map
This page was last updated on 11 May 2022
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