The Sri Lankan elephant is native to Sri Lanka and one of three recognised subspecies of the Asian elephant. It is the type subspecies of the Asian elephant and was first described by Carl Linnaeus under the binomial Elephas maximus in 1758.
In the ancient days Ritigala Mountain was well known as “Ariththa Pabbatha” meaning of which is Dreadful Mountain. This forest was declared as a firm nature reserve by the gazette notification No 8809 of o7.11.1941 under
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
Kandy, Nucleus Mountain & Sunshine