Mi Oya

Mi Oya or Mee Oya (Sinhala: මී ඔය) is a stream in the North-Western Province, Sri Lanka. Originates in the Galgamuwa-Maho area, it flows for 118 km before reaching the end at Puttalam (Arumugam, 1969; Madumali & Manamperi, 2020).

River basin
The Mi Oya river basin has a catchment area of about 1,530 km2 (Gunarathna et al., 2016). The river's main tributary is Nanneriya Oya which contributes about 40% of the total runoff (Madumali & Manamperi, 2020).

Reservoirs & anicuts in the Mi Oya river basin
#) Abakola Wewa                                                     #) Attaragalla Wewa             #) Galgamuwa Wewa
#) Kottukachchiya-Kachchimaduwa Wewa          #) Pahariya Wewa                #) Palukadawela Wewa
#) Maha Andarawa Wewa                                       #) Maha Uswewa                  #) Mediyawa Wewa
#) Pahariya Wewa                                                    #) Tabbowa Wewa

See also

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. pp.351-362.
2) Madumali, G.V.H.M. and Manamperi, M.M.S.B., 2020. Impact of water scarcity on Agriculture in Mi Oya River Basin. Journal of Archaeology, Tourism & Anthropology, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Volume I Issue II. pp.80-89.

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This page was last updated on 11 February 2023

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