Distance from Anuradhapura – 49.5 km (1 hour 09 minutes)
Ellapothana Anicut is situated in Sampathgama which is approximately 20 km away from Horowupathana in the Central Province. It is part of the Yan Oya River and is placed in a beautiful location surrounded by mighty mountains. It is abundant in water in the rainy season. Therefore, caution should be taken when bathing as the rocks could get slippery.
Getting to Ellapothana Anicut
From Anuradhapura travel approximately 49.5 km along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway passing Kannimaduwa, Seppukulama and Kahatagasdigiliya to reach the Ellapothana Anicut which is situated in Sampathgama in the Central Province.