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Sri Lanka which is situated in the Indian Ocean grabs the attention of the visitors due to its climate and natural resources. The climate of Sri Lanka can be described as tropical and warm. The temperature may vary from 15C in the central highlands to 35C in other low areas. The monsoon rainfall occurs between the month of May and August, and between December to March in the Northeast.Sri Lanka has an extraordinarily rich and unique bio-diversity, in fact one of the highest in Asia. Within the confines of just 65,500 square kilometres inhabit well over 600 species of terrestrial vertebrates. There are 82 mammals (including elephant, leopard and bear), over 400 birds (the tally varies between ornithologists), 133 reptiles (including 80 snakes!), and 54 amphibians (the number rises as new species of frogs are being discovered).This abundance of fauna is largely because in Sri Lanka’s comparatively small area there are wide geological and climatic variations. The composition of Sri Lanka’s fauna comprises three basic components. They are Relict species, Endemic species and Immigrant species.The coral reefs of Sri Lanka are nature’s most beautiful wonders. It is a symbol to show the rest of the world that heaven invades earth in this nation. The coastline of Sri Lanka, which is about 1600 km, supports highly productive and marine ecosystems such as mangroves, sea-grass beds, coastal marshes, sand dunes and coral reefs.

Sri Lanka has 193 species of coral and over 300 species of reef fish. Our reefs also provide shelter to invertebrates such as Starfish, Sea urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Lobsters, Cuttle fish and Cowries and reptiles such as Sea turtles.

aalanka_south_coast_image3 aalanka_sinharaja_1 aalanka_east_coast_image1 Adam's Peak, in southern Sri Lanka, emerges from the mornng mists.
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