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Ishanda Senevirathne

Celebrate International Day of Forests 2017

March 21 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Forests, which promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives. The day addresses issues such as deforestation. International Day of Forests 2017 to promote the use of Wood… Continue Reading →

Counting steps up to Sri Pada (Adams Peak)

Sri Pada (Adams Peak) is a 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known for the Sri Pada – “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition held to… Continue Reading →

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2017

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 of February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.’Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’… Continue Reading →

Trail to Thotupola mountain

Trail to Thotupola mountain will let you experience the unique montane forest ecosystem of Horton Plains National Park with minimum difficulty. Even though Thotupola mountain is the third highest peak in Sri Lanka, this trail is easy to tackle since… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity Checklist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Towering over 1,884 meters above sea level and cradled amidst mist-covered mountains of the central hills massif of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, lies Jetwing St. Andrew’s (Latitude- 6.979587 Longitude-80.763823). A model wetland was designed and developed at this hotel to… Continue Reading →

Celebrating World Children’s Day at Jetwing St. Andrew’s

‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ awareness campaign… To instill the principles of responsible waste management and educate school children on the 3R concept, Jetwing St. Andrew’s organized an awareness program titled ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. The program was conducted on World… Continue Reading →

Montane hour-glass tree-frog

Scientific Name: Taruga eques  The Montane hour-glass tree-frog is a colourful frog with a flattened body, long legs and expanded pads on it fingers and toes. The dorsal colour is a mixture of brown and yellowish orange with hour-glass mark. The… Continue Reading →

Trail to the summit of Kirigalpotta with Jetwing

Kirigalpotta is the second highest peak in Sri Lanka and the trail to the summit of Kirigalpotta is arguably the best nature trail in Horton Plains. The trek is not too tough (but not easy either) and will let you… Continue Reading →

Bird life of Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

Located in the center of the Nuwara Eliya city, the Victoria Park, was formally named as such to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Originally used as the research field of  the Hakgala Botanical Garden,… Continue Reading →

Nature walk to Lover’s Leap waterfall

The spectacular waterfall is about 30 meters high and falls off from a huge rock; and is incipient of the streams and brooks of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain range, Piduruthalagala (at 2524m). Lover’s Leap is not a large waterfall, nevertheless,… Continue Reading →

Bird life of Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Sri Lanka with its tear-dropped shape is dominated by the astonishingly varied features of topography, making it one of the most scenic places in the world. The differences in elevation influence temperature variations; – while it is always warm and… Continue Reading →

Reptile Diversity of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Sri Lanka has a very high biodiversity and is one of the 34 hot spots in the world. The island also possesses a large number of endemic and relict reptile fauna. The Indian subcontinent and the Malayan region have been… Continue Reading →

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