Sin: ගල් ඔය gal oya

‘Rocky River’  EP, UP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’; and oya, ‘river, stream – smaller than ganga’.

The Gal Oya river was dammed in 1950 and the Gal Oya National Park was established in 1954 – it is the drainage basin for the Senenayake Samudra reservoir.

The Gal Oya, 108 km (67 mi) long, is the 16th longest river in Sri Lanka.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Gal Oya National Park during the monsoon

Gal Oya National Park during the monsoon             Mahendra Prasad Peiris