Lool Kandura

Lool kandura in Hewaheta is in the Central Sri Lanka. Hewaheta is known as one of the five sub-districts surrounding the capital of the last Sinhala Kingdom in Kandy. The name literally means the brook of murells In Sinhala.

Lool = Murells ( a freshwater fish, see below for description)
Kandura = Brook.

Lool + Kandura = Loolkandura =
brook of murells.
Europeans spelled it as Loolecondra as they heard it .

Snakehead murell  ( Channa striata ) or its sub-species live in natural streams in Sri Lanka.

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The area is within the basin of Mahaweli River.

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