The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island.
St. Clair's Falls
St. Clair's Falls is one the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka
St. Clair's Falls is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" and it is one of the most politically discussed environmental entities in Sri Lanka. The falls derived its name from a nearby tea estate. The Falls is 80m high and hence 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. St. Clair's falls comprises two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall") and "Kuda Ella," (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall") which is 50m high