Heading towards Wellawaya you’ll pass the 171m-high Diyaluma Falls, Sri Lanka’s third-highest waterfall, just 5km beyond the town of Koslanda. Cascading down an escarpment of the Koslanda Plateau, The falls leap over a cliff face and fall in one clear drop to a pool below.
Diyaluma water falls' is 220m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.
In Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "Rapid flow of water". According to Dr.R.L. Brohier, the famous historian, Diyaluma is the setting of the folklore about a tragedy involving a young King and a young woman of a low-caste