Distance from Belihuloya – 79.7 km (2 hours 28 minutes)
Mapalana Ella Falls is situated in Gilimale, Ratnapura. It stands at a height of 141 meters. The fall consists of three segments and is served by a stream which originates from the Samanala Mountain Range. Legends says the fall gets this name from a regular bather here named “Maapaa”.
Getting to Mapalana Ella Falls
From Belihuloya travel along the Colombo – Batticaloa Highway passing Aluthnuwara, Balangoda and Opanayake up to Lellopitiya. Then travel along the Ratnapura-Wewelwatte Road up to Ratnapura to reach the Mapalana Ella Falls situated in Gilimale, Ratnapura.