wildlife sri lanka

About Sri Lanka

wild elephents of sri lanka
© Photo Credit : Isuru Wakkumbura

 

The country  officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island  of Indian ocean in South Asia, located about 30 kilometres  towards the southern coast of India. It is homeland  to about  twenty million people.


Sri Lanka  it is located  in the path of major sea routes with   strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia. It is  a center of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times. The country which is  multi-religious and multi-ethnic has  more than a quarter of the population following  faiths other than Buddhism: notably Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Majority of the population is from the  Sinhalese community ; Tamils, who are concentrated in the north and east of the island, forms the largest ethnic minority. Communities such as Moors, Burghers, Kaffirs and the Malays forms the other minority groups amongst the population. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, coconuts and rubber, Sri Lanka, boasts a mixed economy comprises of  agriculture and modern industries, has the  highest per capita income in South Asia. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka's tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination.

About Sri Lanka wildlife

Srilanka Wild Elk Horton Plains
© Photo Credit : Isuru Wakkumbura

To find best wild life  sanctuaries  in the world  Sri Lanka is one of the prominent  destinations to visit. Tropical  climate with diverse mix of fauna & flora provides  wildlife enthusiasts  a unique  opportunity explore  refreshing  beauty of Sri Lanka wild life sanctuaries. Enabling them  to plan a holiday which makes the best use of their time in line with their particular interests. Wildlife itineraries and the recommended, reading  are available for  foreign visitors  and  other interested parties to  enlighten them with source of knowledge to the depth of wild life in Sri Lanka. As it is argued by many,  Sri Lanka can claim to be one of the world’s best nature destinations. There are so many factors influencing the justification of it. Some of the key factors are the island’s bio-diversity, the availability of field guide type literature, the presence of specialist guides and specialist tour operators, a mature tourism industry with a broad range of accommodation and other facilities for tourists and a good network of roads and reserves. As a country which is  very concerned about its environment,  ethical travelers  could  find  a refreshing  difference  in places  where, authority is committed to  build carbon neutral environment.