Weli Oya area satellite images


The images below show views of the Weli Oya area from several directions. A Defencenet blog post on this area describes it as the possible next front in fighting between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government.This area is officially part of the Mahaweli development project’s System L. The history of the Weli Oya area is also deeply enmeshed with the tragic history of ethnic politics in Sri Lanka. Any Google search on “Weli Oya” will bring up highly partisan accounts of the problem.

The facts are of course buried in there somewhere.

Location Information

Please note that these Google Earth images are about 3-5 years old.

Weli Oya Area, Facing North

Weli Oya

Weli Oya Facing North West

The LTTE airstrips indicated by the aircraft icons. The LTTE base (white arrow) was attacked by the Sri Lankan Airforce on the morning of 13th September 2007.
Weli Oya Facing North West

The bases and airstrip locations are clearer in the larger version of this image 1028 pixels wide.

Weli Oya Facing South East

The LTTE installation mentioned above are in the bottom section of the image.
Weli Oya Facing South East

Weli Oya Settlement

According to the a map I found this a settlement called “Janakapura”.
Weli Oya settlement

Weli Oya Settlement Compound

Couldn’t find any references to this place
Weli Oya settlement compound

Weli Oya Facing South West Towards Omanthi Crossing Point

The small yellow push pin icon indicates the Omanthai crossing point on Sri Lankan government held territory. Its more apparent in the high res image (1028pixels wide).
Weli Oya Facing South West towards Omanthi crossing point.

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