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|Year and Month||December, 2014|
|Number of Days||1 day|
|Crew||4 (between 6-39 years of age)|
|Route||Ragama -> Kandy -> Tannekumbura -> Raja Mawatha -> Victoria -> Randenigala ->Ragama (same route)|
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Christmas day of 2014 was a heavy rainy day throughout the Sri Lanka. Next day news was that almost all the spill gates of the Victoria and Randenigala were opened. Most of the up country roads were blocked due to landslides.
I have never seen the spilling of Victoria reservoir, hence decided to visit the Victoria dam. I checked the road condition from the Kandy, Udunuwara, Thendiya Police stations on 27th morning and got positive response. Hence we started our journey around 7.00 AM.
When we reached to Tannekumbura junction we decided to visit Randenigala 1st then Rantembe and finally when returning we planned to visit Vitoria dam from Theldeniya side.
Fortunately Victoria access road from Raja Mawatha side was opened for public on that day! Following pictures are from that side.
There is another location to see the Victoria dam from a distance in Raja Mawatha. Following pictures were taken from the main road.
A part of the Mahaweli river is missing for a few kilometers due to the water intake for Victoria power station through tunnels. Due to the opening of spill gates that portion was also full of water.
Our journey was delayed due to several landslides and road blocks along the Raja Mawatha.
Our next attraction was Randenigala reservoir.
Our final target was to visit Rantambe Dam. Unfortunately bridge of the access road towards Rantambe and Minipe was washed due to previous day’s rain (2014.12.26) and high water flow.
Then we decided to return home on the same road. We observed couple of beautiful seasonal waterfalls along the Raja Mawatha.