Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mahaweli River

The Mahaweli River (Sinhalese: මහවැලි ගඟ, literally "Great Sandy River"; Tamil: மகாவலி ஆறு [mahawali gangai]),[2] is a 335 km (208 mi) long river, ranking as the longest river in Sri Lanka. Its drainage basin is the largest in the country, and covers almost one-fifth of the total area of the island. The river reaches the Bay of Bengal on the southwestern side of Trincomalee Bay. The bay includes the first of a number submarine canyons, making Trincomalee one of the finest deep-sea harbors in the world.[3] The river and its tributaries are dammed at several locations to allow irrigation in the dry zone, with almost 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi) of land irrigated.[4] Production of hydroelectricity from six dams of the Mahaweli system supplies more than 40% of Sri Lanka's electricity needs. One of the many sources of the river is the Kotmale Oya.[5]
There is a misconception in Sri Lanka that the Mahaweli starts in the Sri Pada mountain. The Mahaweli gets its source waters from Hortain Plains in Kirigalpoththa and the Thotupola mountain range.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bushfires in Australia

Bushfires in Australia are frequent events during the hotter months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate. Each year, such fires impact extensive areas. While they can cause property damage and loss of human life, certain native flora in Australia have evolved to rely on bushfires as a means of reproduction, and fire events are an interwoven and an essential part of the ecology of the continent. For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have used fire to foster grasslands for hunting and to clear tracks through dense bush.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Natural Beauty of Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls is a waterfall located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Badulla town in Sri Lanka.The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful waterfalls.The waterfall, which is 64 metres (210 ft) high gets its name from the smoky dew drops spray, (Dun in sinhala means mist or smoke) which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall. The water fall is created by the river called Badulu Oya which goes through the Badulla town.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Berty Bird

මීට සති 2කට කලින් මෙයා ගැන පලකෙරුවා මතක ඇති. අර උකුස්සෙක් ඩැහැගෙන යද්දි බේරගත්තෙ. දැන් නම් හොඳයි. අපි “බර්ටි“ කියලා නමකුත් දැම්මා. ඒත් එයාට හරි අකරතැබ්බ වගයක් පහුගිය දවස්වල සිද්ධ උනා. ඔන්න ඉතිං හොඳ උනාට පස්සේ ගේ ඇතුලෙම හිරකරගෙ ඉන්න හොඳ නැති නිසා දොර ඇරලා තිබ්බා යනවනම් යන්න කියලා. ඔන්න ටික වෙලාවකට පස්සෙ දොරෙන් එළියට ගියා. පොළොවේ ඉන්න චූටි චූටි කෘමි සත්තු ආහාරයට ගත්තා. ඊටපස්සේ  ගහකට නැගලා එහාට මෙහාට පැන පැන අත්හදාබැලීම් කරමින් රාත්‍රියත් එහිම ගතකරා. ඔන්න එදා රෑ මහ ධාරානිපාත වැස්සක් වැටුණා. පහුවෙනිදා උදේ බලද්දි බර්ටි නෑ. අපි හිතුවා වැස්සට කොහොට හරි යන්න ඇති කියලා. ඔන්න පැයකට හමාරකට පස්සේ බර්ටි පාරෙ හිටගෙන ඉන්න කෙනෙකුගේ අතේ ඉන්නවා. අපි අහම්බෙන් දැක්කෙ. බර්ටි පාරෙ ඉන්නවා දැකලා වාහනේකට අහුවෙයි කියලා අර කෙනා අරගෙ. පස්සෙ අපි විස්තරේ කියලා ඉල්ලගත්තා.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest.species found here are endamic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988.It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.