Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sri Lanka Paradise

Sri Lanka is an island, 65,610 km in area situated close to the Southeast corner of the peninsula of India. Despite its relatively small size, Sri Lanka possessed a high level of biodiversity. This site provides information, galleries, on Sri Lankan Environment, Biodiversity, environmental issues and tourism.

Tour of Kannaliya Forest Reserve

North Country rain forest of Sri Lanka is the best of bio diversity. Our rain forest has been included in the midst of best 18 rain forests in the world by the Norman Mayer. Kannaliya is one of these rain forests.


Tour of Sinharaja

Sinharaja is a real paradise of Sri Lanka. That is thing that you wondered is over 50% of endemic species of fauna are living in Sinharaja Tropical rain forest. There are about 282 birds are recorded in Sinharaja out of 384 in Sri Lanka. It is 73%. Most of species who are endemic to Sri Lanka can be seen on Sinharaja. Reptiles, birds butterflies, fishes, amphibians and mammals are major fauna types.

The forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery the word sinharaja means , lion(sinha) king(raja) and the popular beliefs is that the legendary origin of the sinharaja people in Sri Lanka is from the descendant of the union the lion king who once lived in the forest and a princess.

Tour of Sigiri rock

Sigiriya, the spectacular 'Lion rock' fortress, stands majestically overlooking the luscious green jungle surroundings, and is one of Sri Lanka's major attractions.This was built by King Kasyapa, a son of King Dhatusena, by a palace consort. As legend goes, King Dhatusena was overthrown and walled in, alive by Kasyapa in 473 AD. Mogallana, Dhatusena's son by the true queen fled to India, vowing revenge.
Kasyapa fearing an invasion built this impregnable fortress at Sigiriya.

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