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The Kirindi Oya Falls is the third largest waterfall. It cascades down 200 metres. It can be seen when you go from Ratnapura to Pelmadulla and get on to the Katupitiya road which goes by a tea factory. You have to go along a foot path just beyond the tea factory and if you do not mind the wild grass and reeds, you could go quite close to the waterfall

At the base of the fall, the water plunges into a deep pool called Diyagathwala. It is said that a flight of stone steps leads down to the bottom, where a treasure trove is hidden. It is worth noting however, that the water completely dries up during times of drought and there have been no reports of found treasure. In the wooded area surrounding the fall, a multitude of plant species can be found, together with wildlife including wild boar, cobra, monkeys and reptiles. This area was previously known as Kustapitiya, meaning itch, as folklore has it that a king suffering from an itch had lived here.Local villagers also believe that during Halloween, human voices can be heard near the fall. Furthermore, it is said that fireballs can be seen in the skies above the fall at night.The nearest town to Kirindi Falls is Pelmadulla, Ratnapura District (Pelmadulla Divisional Secretariat, Kuttapitiya GS area). Take the Ratnapura -

Pelmadulla highway and 600m before the Kuttapitiya junction, turn left down the Kuttapitiya road. Continue for 5km to find the fall.

The Kirindi Ella River has several other sources at Kuttapitiya Kande. The river flows into the Denewak Ganga, which is a tributary river of the magnificent Kalu Ganga.

The falls are located in Sri Lanka’s Ratnapura in the Palmadulla locality. It specifically falls in the Kuttapitiya region.To reach the Kirindi Ella falls one needs to take the A-4 road from Ratnapura to Palmadulla. Just about another half a kilometer prior to the fringes of Palmadulla lays the junction that leads to Kuttapitiya. This road will take you to a tea manufactory and the falls will be visible from this area. Finally to reach straight to the destination, Kirindi Ella falls you need to walk about one kilometer from within a delightful fenland and hayfield

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