Malvathu River

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Malvathu River
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Malwathu River in Anuradhapura
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Native nameමල්වතු ඔය (Malvathu Oya)
அருவி ஆறு (Aruvi Aru)
Location
Country Sri Lanka
Physical characteristics
Source Inamaluwa Mountains
  location Matale and Anuradhapura Districts
Mouth Palk Strait
  location
Mannar, Northern Province
  coordinates
08°48′08″N79°55′40″E / 8.80222°N 79.92778°E / 8.80222; 79.92778 Coordinates: 08°48′08″N79°55′40″E / 8.80222°N 79.92778°E / 8.80222; 79.92778
Length164 km (102 mi)

The Malvathu River (Sinhala : මල්වතු ඔය Malvathu Oya, Tamil : அருவி ஆறு Aruvi Aru) is a 164 km (102 mi) long river in Sri Lanka, connecting the city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital of the country for over 15 centuries, to the coast of Mannar. [1] It currently ranks as the second longest river in the country, with a great historic significance. The northern part of the river, and sometimes the whole river, was once been known as Aruvi Aru.

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References

  1. Sykes, Jim (2018). The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka. Oxford University Press. p. 74. ISBN   9780190912031.