• Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Pigeon Island in Sri Lanka

    Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two Marine National Parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. Pigeon Island, a kilometre’s boat ride away from Nilaveli Beach, Trincomalee, is made up of two charming islands, one small and the other slightly larger.…

  • Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Minneriya National Park

    Minneriya National Park is situated in North Central Province   of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a Wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the Elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee districts. Large numbers of Sri Lankan Elephants are attracted to grass fields on the…

  • Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Ramboda water falls

    Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft.) highest and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale oya. Altitude of the falls is 945 m (3,100 ft.) above sea level. This waterfall is known by many names; Puna Ella (Puna Falls) and…

  • Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Rawana Water falls

    Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella. Hill country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft.) in high and cascade from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. The falls are quite impressive, and you can climb over some of the rocks to…

  • General,  Natural resources

    National Gemstone in Sri Lanka

    The blue sapphire was declared the national Gemstone of Sri Lanka in October 2003. A postage stamp worth LKR 4.50 was issued on 2 October 2003 to mark the announcement. Sri Lanka is famous for blue sapphires, especially known for their size. The blue sapphire belongs to the Corundum family. While pure Corundum is colourless, the red variety is called ‘Ruby’. Blue…

  • Forest & Gardens,  Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka

    Sinharaja forest reserve is a biodiversity hot-spot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a biosphere reserve and world heritage site by UNESCO. It is tropics rain forest in the world as nominated by UNESCO in 1988, and also conserved forest as nominated in 1962. This is famous wide variety of biodiversity and ever green…

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    Yala National Park

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|33.6094px|0px”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Yaala is a wild life sanctuary. This is located in Hambanthota and Monaragala districts. It is the first wild life sanctuary and the second largest reserved forest. This place is very attractive and large number of birds and animals live in…

  • Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Wilpaththuwa National Park

    Wilpaththuwa is the largest wild life sanctuary in Sri Lanka. The land rate of this sanctuary is 131693 hectare yard. This is location in Puttalam district. Large number of birds and animals love this natural habitat. Some of them are Elephants, Leopards, Wild boars, Bears, spotted deer and various kinds of birds live in this forest. Therefore local and foreign…

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    Udawalawa National Park

    This place is famous as “Eth Athura Sevana” and the Wild Elephant and tuskers can be seen in this place. This is reserved for Elephant. In the forest most of the baby elephant are lost their parents due to various reasons so these helpless Elephant, wounded Elephant are captured and put in to this place. They look after in this…