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Author Topic: Road from Thanamalwila to Sella Kataragama  (Read 3872 times)
viraj
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« on: August 26, 2010, 03:42:28 AM »

Hi All,

Referring to the 1:50,000 map I noticed a road / Jeep track from Thanamalwila to Sella Kataragama, which seemed to be very short. Is there anybody who has used the road recently. Want to know the condition of the road & whether can be managed with a van with average ground clearance. ( ikman kota weida danne nehene Grin Grin Grin).

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 09:48:05 AM »

Hi Priyanjan,


The road along the Lunugamvehera dam should be OK. Because the gravel roads are usually repaired before the Esala festival. Once I have gone through the same road but by a jeep. ( Mama haduwe ketima keti parak hoyaganna Grin Grin Grin)

Thank you very much.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 11:38:03 AM »

Hi All,

The road from Lunugamwehera junction to Kataragama is in an acceptable manner. Evan a small car can be managed the same. The distance is just 20km from Lunugamwehera / 32km from Thanamalwila to Kataragama. One special thing is that the road along the dam of Lunugamwehera reservoir is now open for public. (Otherwise you may have to drive along a gravel road at the base of the dam)

Have a safe journey !

BR

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 02:56:09 AM »

hey,

          There is a road from lunugamwehera to kataragama, more than 2 roads actually, I might be able to help you with a KMZ file showing turn by turn directions, give me some time to extract the track and put to a kml. tho not sure where to post it, as its a kml file, is it here or in the GE kml forum section.



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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 03:21:06 AM »

tho not sure where to post it, as its a kml file, is it here or in the GE kml forum section.

Please post it here - Google Earth Trail Maps
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 02:57:26 AM »

any one knows about the new road condition thanamalwila to katharagama?
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 11:12:04 PM »

the road from lunugam wehera to kataragama is been carpeted and there are few stretches without carpet
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 12:42:31 AM »

thanks ashan Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 01:22:30 AM »

Hi Indika,
 
We took this road on our way from Udawalawa to Kataragama in  May this year.  Initially runs along the Lunugamwehera Dam and thereafter joins the new road that is being built. Work is still in progress and most sections are carpeted but there are some gravel sections too.  But can be managed even by a car. Road is dusty and avoid rainy season. But definitely the best s'cut from Thanamalwila to Kataragama.

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