Menik Ganga

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Menik Ganga is a popular stream of water which flows through the country starting from a sprout of water in a peak in the Uva province. In English Menik Ganga gives the meaning the River of Gems. It is called so because underneath the rich soil of the river Menik lays precious stones of all kinds which prosper Sri Lanka. This river has much significance since it flows through the holy city Kataragama. Devotees visiting Kataragama, the city of god Kataragama has made it a tradition to clean themselves from the river and then walk forth to the holy place. Menik Ganga is one of the main rivers that flows through the country and helps people in many other ways. Agricultural purposes are fulfilled through this amazing river. There is a period during the year where the sun is so high and the river dries up. However the river does such a great service and adds a lot of natural beauty to the cities it flows through. The river also flows through the Yala National Park which is a renowned attraction in Sri Lanka.

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About Moneragala District

Moneragalais a district in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Gal oya National Park, Yala National Park and Muthukandiya Reservoirs, Menik Ganga, Gal oya, Heda oya, Wila oya, Kumbukkan Oya are situated in Monaragala distict.

About Uva Province

The Uva Province is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts called Badulla and Moneragala The provincial capital is Badulla. Uva is bordered by Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya hills and the Central Mountains are the main uplands, while the Mahaweli and Menik rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways in Uva province.