• Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Riverston Peak in Sri Lanka

    The Riverston Peak in Sri Lanka can be reached by travelling, about 30km away from the Matale town, down the Matale – Girandurukotte Road. It is called the Mini World’s End. Mini World’s End   Riverston is a tower situated at the edge of Knuckles Mountain Riservaton which is on the way of Matale – Ilukkumbura road. It is about 28 kilometres from the Matale town. The turn to Reverstan Tower is right at the 28km post.There is a gap on the way to the tower, which is so windy. Riverston gap was located in the middle of Rattota – Pallegama road and it was the summit of the same.The…

  • 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. It is believed to have got its name from the endemic blue rock pigeons that inhabit the island. The island’s name derives from the Rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining Coral reefs of Sri Lanka. It was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003…

  • 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 edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefit from food and shelter of the park’s…

  • 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 Poonawa Ella (Poonawa Falls) are the most popular. Since the two falls are originated out of Puna Oya and Pundalu Oya, The two are separately called Pundalu Oya Ella and Puna Ella. But in general the waterfall referred to as Pundalu Oya Falls is the Dunsinane fall in Nuwara Eliya District.…

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    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 get a closer look and also the falls form part of the Ravana Wildlife Sanctuary and are located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella. The famous Ravana Ella Cave lies 1,370 m (4,490 ft.) above sea level on the foundation of a cliff. The cave is one of the most…

  • 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 Corundum is called Blue Sapphire. ‘Pathmaraga’ is another variety. There are others identified by the different colors like Yellow Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Green Sapphire and so on. Sri Lanka is world famous for Blue Sapphires with most of the largest sapphires in museum collections from around the world being from…

  • 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 forest. Location: This rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka, Which is located in Galle, Mathara and Rathnapura districts. It is highest place is top of the Hinipitigala Mountain (1170m). Sinharaja is bounded by…

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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 this natural habitat. Some of them are the Elephants, Leopards, Bears, Stags, Spotted deers and the Birds paradise is at “Kumana”. Most of the birds are endemic to Sri Lanka and during the winter season, large number of birds migrates to this place from the cold countries. So the local…

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    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 visitors visit this place enjoy the beautiful.

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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 place until they grow, later they put into their natural habitat again. As the upper part of the Walawe River is situated in this area, this name is given.