Distance from Ampara – 22.3 km (37 minutes)
The Gal Oya Dam is an embankment dam that is situated in Ampara district. It is also known as “Inginiyagala Dam”, and creates one of the largest reservoirs in the country, the Gal Oya Reservoir. Construction of this dam and reservoir began in August 24, 1949 and completed in 1953. Water from the reservoir is used to power the Inginiyagala Power Station, which is a hydroelectric power station located just downstream of the Gal Oya Dam.
Getting to Gal Oya Dam
From Ampara travel approximately 22.3 km along the Ampara – Inginiyagala Road passing Polwatta to reach the the Gal Oya Dam which is situated in Ampara district.