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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Revers In Sri Lanka

Mahavali Rever (Ganga) is the largest of the 103 rever basins found in Sri lanka.It covers about 16% of the island’d total area.The river itself has a winding course,rising about 50 km south of Kandy and flowing north then north-east to the sea near Trincomalee covering a distance of 320 km.It is the only perennial rever to cross the dry Zone.Sri Lanka’s all perenial revers are called Ganga,while seasonal streams are called Oya in Sinhala or Aru in Tamil.A number of revers have now been developed both for irrigation and power.The victoria project on Mahavali Ganga is one of the largest in Asia.

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