Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a wilderness gem

Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a wilderness gem

Encompassing the last extensive patch of primary lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is situated in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka.  Covering an area of 8,864 ha and ranging from an altitude of 300 – 1,170 meters, it consists of...
Sigiriya, magical and mysterious

Sigiriya, magical and mysterious

The Sigiriya rock fortress, a spectacular and once-impregnable edifice built atop a massive 660ft (200m) granite column, dominates the surrounding plain. The topmost fortress, accessible after a lengthy climb that ends in a vertiginous metal spiral staircase, is...
Polonnaruwa shines a dazzling light

Polonnaruwa shines a dazzling light

The history of Polonnaruwa shines a dazzling light on the history of Sri Lanka. And ancient ruins and latter-day ageing rock-stars underscore why this World Heritage Site lies at the centre of our sacred cultural firmament. In 1982, chart-topping British rock band...

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