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Elephant lover’s paradise

Minneriya National Park The national park has an ancient man made tank; Minneriya which date back to 276 – 303 BC and park has a land area of 8890 hectares. During the dry season large herds of elephants are seen… Continue Reading →

Few more days for the elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park!

Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park’s predominant feature is the ancient, man-made Minneriya Tank  (built in the 3rd century by King Mahasen). The dry season spanning from June to October to each year, is the best time to visit the… Continue Reading →

Explaining the Human Elephant Conflict – Jetwing Vil Uyana and The Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust team up

The elephant has been a symbol associated with Sri Lanka’s history and culture for thousands of years. Our ancient kings held elephants as a symbol of wealth, and used them in wars much like modern day tanks to run over… Continue Reading →

Elephant Encounter at Minneriya with Chaminda

Hello everyone, I’m Chaminda from Vil Uyana. One of the advantages of being a Naturalist is the familiarity of knowing when and where to observe animals. Let me take you on an expedition to Minneriya, where it is now the… Continue Reading →

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