Wimalasurendra is a 50MW hydro power project. It is located on Kehelgamu Oya, Kelani river/basin in Sri Lanka. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1965. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by Ceylon Electricity Board with a stake of 100%.

Wimalasurendra is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 44.8 million cubic meter. The project generated 80 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1965.

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Westinghouse Electric supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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