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St. Clair's Falls

St. Clair's Falls

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'''St. Clair's Falls''' is one the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. St. Clair's Falls is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka” and it is one of the most politically discussed environmental entities in Sri Lanka.

It is situated 3 km west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District. The falls derived its name from a nearby tea estate. The Falls is 80m high and hence 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. St. Clair's falls comprises two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall") and "Kuda Ella," (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall") which is 50m high and was created by a tributary of Kotmale Oya.

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