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Sinharaja Rainforest

Sinharaja, the largest great lowland Gondwanan Rainforest in Southern Asia is the richest store of biodiversity in Sri Lanka making it a unique site for scientists, naturalists and Eco tourists. Sinharaja covers a narrow silver of land 21 km long and 3.7 km wide, covering an area of roughly 11,187 hectares. This rainforest is home to the highest concentration of endemic species of plants and animals, several of which are rare or endangered. It contains 36 percent of all vertebrates found in Sri Lanka and 43 percent of all endemic species found on the island.
The Sinharaja Forest Reserve represents Sri Lanka’s only rainforest and is a living repository of a pristine ecosystem. The forest’s high biodiversity includes flora endemic to the country as well as some endemic to the forest itself.