When leaving for a one day tour of Pinnawala about 6.00 in the morning we arrive at the town called Dankotuwa after passing Maoya in Kochchikade. It is in and around Dankouwa that the tile and brick industry is.
Undawalawe National Park 200 km. away from Negombo is a popular sanctuary in which elephants are seen in abundance. This includes an elephant orphanage too where they are preserved, looked after, fed, bathed and rared. Permits are needed to.
A tour of Anuradhapura, situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, should begin early in the morning to cover a distance of about 180 km. from Negombo which is about a four-hour journey via Puttalam and Wilpattu.
Wilpattu in native language means ‘natural lakes’ which is just right, becasue about sixty lakes or tanks also known as ‘villus’ are found to which animals come for water during the dry season. It is appropriate that a tour.
“Sigiriya” meaning the Lion’s Rock was a fortress of an ancient king named ‘Kashyapa’ who chose this rock to build his palace after he went into hiding to escape the wrath of his brother who sought to kill Kashyapa.