Sinharaja Forest

      The local name of the sinharaja forest is sinharaja Adaviya which means the forest
of the lion’s king. The legend tells us this vast forest was once a kingdom of the lions. This forest situated in the
south western section of Island.
                          Sinharaja is a tropical rain forest considerable size of Sri Lanka it is about 9000 hectares in extent.
                   Sinharaja forest contains many rivers and streams it is also contains    large humbler of plants us
for Ayurvedic medicine it is also home of the many rare birds, animals and insects found nowhere else of the
world in addition 60% trees of the forest are endemic to Sri Lanka of the forest.
             Sinharaja forest eagerly protected   by Government there for no one cut down trees or destroys the
forest this is truly a national treasure.
                                   
             Written by Sepalika udayangi
                                 R/Damahana Maha Vidyalaya
                                             Balangoda  
                                            Sepalika.udayangi@gmail.com
                                           Sepali.welivita@yahoo.com              

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    Amila said,

    Very nice article Sepalika!

    Actually now the Sinharaja rain forest covers an area of 11,187 hectares after 2,687 hectares were added to the reserve in the 80’s from the Morningside and eastern end of Thangamalai forests.

    Keep up the good work!

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