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 Sinharaja foresta National park and a biodiversity hotspot in boder of Southem Province and Sabaragamuwa Province in Sin Lanka is of international significance and has been designated a bosphere reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hly verginainforest part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility and was designated a world bosphere reserve in 1979 and a world heritage site in 1985. The reserve's name Transats as Lion Kingdom. The reserve is only 21km from East to west and a maximum of 7 km from North to South. But ita treasure trove of endemie species, including trees insects Amphibians Birds Reptiles and Mammals. An interesting Phenomenon is that Birds tend to move in maxed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Greater Racket, Tailed Drongo, and the noisy Orange Sri Lankas 28 endemic birds, the 20 Rain forest species all occur here, including the billed Babbler of eusive Red-faced Mal Koha, Srilanka Blue Magpie Amphibans, endemic butterfly.






Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the Northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Procince. This rock nearly 200 metters (660 ft) high. This site was selected by king Kasyapa (477-495 CE) for his new capital. He built his Palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. The paintings wood have covered most of the western face of the rock, an area 140 metres long and 40 metres high. There are reterences in the graffiti to 500 ladies in these paintings. However, most have been lost forever. The Sri Lankan archaeologist Dr. Senarath Pranavithana deciphered 685 verses written in the 8th, 9th and 10th Centuries on the mirror wall. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gate way in the form of an enoromus lion. The name of the place is derived from this structure Sinhagiri the lion rock. The capital and the Royal Palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a buddhist monastery until the 14th Century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed world heritage site.






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largest well preserved in the central part The Golden Temipir (Dombula Cave Temple) of Dambulla and sacred cave templos in Sri Lanka The ato i Re SeLanta at a distance of 142 Km from the Eastern part of bo. 72 Km from Nom of Kandy. It is believed that when King VattaGamini was toom his enemies in the 1st Century BC, he was shattered by ascotic monks who ved in these caves The caves further, entarged by King Nissankamalla in the 12th century with five termiples bu in to them. The Dambulla cave temple has 153 Buddha statues, 4 statues of Other Gods including the Hindu Gods. Vishnu and Ganosh and 3 statues of the Kings who ruled Sri Lanka in the ancient times The 5 important caves of the temple have been transformed in to shrine rooms, Consisting of Buddha status, Mural paintings and status of Hindu details and Sri Lankan Kings The Golden Buddha statue is of partic significance rising to a height of 100 ft. The work towards the construction of the Golden Buddha statue started on March 6. 1998 and installed after three years on Vesak full moon day that fell on May 6, 2001 amidst rituals performed by the religious presta