Kukule Ganga

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Kukule Ganga
Other name(s) Kukule River
Country Sri Lanka
Province Sabaragamuwa Province

Kukule Ganga is a river in Sabaragamuwa Province in southwestern Sri Lanka. The Kukule Ganga Dam and reservoir lies along the river. [1]

Sabaragamuwa Province Province in Sri Lanka

The Sabaragamuwa Province, is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter-gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya.

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Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Kukule Ganga Dam

The Kukule Ganga Dam is a 110 m (360 ft) gravity dam built across the Kukule River in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. The run-of-river-type dam feeds an underground hydroelectric power station located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away, via tunnel.

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References

  1. Meier, Peter; Munasinghe, Mohan (1994). Incorporating Environmental Concerns Into Power Sector Decisionmaking: A Case Study of Sri Lanka. World Bank Publications. p. 41. ISBN   978-0-8213-2746-3.