Uma Oya Hydropower
Uma Oya is one of the remaining hydro sites and Uma Oya Multipurpose Development project which is implemented by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water
Management in coordination with the Ministry of Power & Energy and Ceylon Electricity Board. The plant will add 120 MW to the generation system with 230
GWh of annual energy generation. The estimated cost of the project is 529 million USD and 85% of the total project cost is provided by the Government of Iran
through Export and Development Bank as a loan.
Excavation of main access tunnel has been completed and constructions in main diversion dam culvert are in progress. The power plant will be connected
to the National Grid in 2015.