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Diyaluma Falls, Koslanda
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Diyaluma Falls is 220m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.EtymologyIn Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "rapid flow of water" or may be translated as "liquid light". According to Sri Lankan historian, Dr. R. L. Brohier, Diyaluma is the setting of the folklore about a tragedy involving a young chieftain who had been banished to the highlands and the attempt by his betrothed to join. As all the passes were guarded the young man let down a rope of twisted creepers over the escarpment, as she was hauled up she was dashed against the rocks and died. The Gods, moved to pity by the harrowing spectacle, caused a stream of water to gush from the mountain and veil all evidence of the tragedy in a watery light, hence the term Diyaluma.
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  • It was a rainy day but at the verge of drought .so current of water was there but enough to satisfy us.tried to climb Ella .but late day, rain and wild elephant prevented the journey 
  • The majestic Diyaluma Falls drops 220 metres and is best seen during the rainy season when there is a lot of water flowing. It has been called the "waterfall of smoking water." It is on the Beragala t...  more »
  • Very beautiful waterfall.... close to Koslanda.. You can visit on your way to Beragala from Wellawaya.