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Diyavini Ella Falls

Not to be confused with Diyathiri Ella Falls

Diyavini Ella Falls
Diyavini Ella Falls (Sinhala: දියවිනි ඇල්ල) is a waterfall in Diyawinna village in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka. The ancient Buddhist temple Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya is located near the foot of this waterfall.

Diyawinna village is located at the rock boundary between Horton Plain's socle and maritime plain (Kautzsch, 1983). The name of the village is thought to have evolved from Diya-inna which means the "water-pole". According to many, the large waterbody of Diyavini Falls cascades down the cliff reflecting the sight of a vertical pole of water. 

The fall is about 30 m in height and is created by the Diyawini Oya stream that originates in the forests south of Wikiliya (Kautzsch, 1983). There is another small fall with less water coming from the area north of Navaneliya and Balangoda-Kaltota road (Kautzsch, 1983). Both watercourses join together below the Diyavini Falls to flow into the Walawe Ganga River (Kautzsch, 1983).  

#) extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

1)  Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.32.
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