Sri Lanka is the land of waterfalls due to their high number or density. However, most of the waterfalls are formed by streams and are horsetail falls. The widest waterfalls formed by a large river were Victoria Falls to the east of Kandy, but they disappeared after the constrution of the Victoria Dam. The widest falls now occuring in Sri Lanka are St. Clair’s Falls in the Dimbula tea region. They can be seen from the highland railroad as well as from the road when travelling from Hatton to Nuwara Eliya. They have less water than in previous years, because the river was dammed further upstream, but they are still impressive and deserve their nickname „Little Niagara of Sri Lanka“. Devon Falls are not far away from St.Clair’s Falls.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka