Walawe River

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Walawe River
UdaWalawe-DamSpillway-SriLanka-May2015 (3).JPG
Downstream view of the river, from the Udawalawe Dam.
Native nameවලවේ ගඟ  (Sinhala)
Country Sri Lanka
LocationsPadalangala, Mamadala, Nakulugamuwa, Uswewa, Angunakolapelessa, Tunkama, Ridiyagama
Physical characteristics
Source Sri Padaya
Mouth Indian Ocean
06°06′19″N81°00′57″E / 6.10528°N 81.01583°E / 6.10528; 81.01583 Coordinates: 06°06′19″N81°00′57″E / 6.10528°N 81.01583°E / 6.10528; 81.01583
Length138 km (86 mi)

The Walawe (Sinhala : වලවේ ගඟ, Tamil : வளவை ஆறு) is a 138 km (86 mi) [1] long river in Sri Lanka which initiates from Adam's Peak. It meets the Indian Ocean at the coastal town of Ambalantota.

Belihul Oya, a major tributary to the Walawe River, near its source in Horton Plains. HortonPlainsNationalPark-Srilanka-April2011.jpg
Belihul Oya, a major tributary to the Walawe River, near its source in Horton Plains.

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  1. "Walawe River". geoview.info. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2015.