Sri Lanka is filled with unlimited treasures. This land despite its size consists of unbelievable landscapes. From pristine beaches, towering mountains, tropical rainforests, mangroves, arid savannahs and much more. This is an ancient land spanning a rich history of over 3,000 years.
The true treasure of Sri Lanka is its biodiversity. It is one of the most ecologically rich countries in the world and recognized as a biodiversity hotspot. Its varied climate and topographical conditions have given rise to this rich species diversity, believed to be the highest in Asia in terms of unit land area. Of 3,210 flowering plants belonging to 1,052 genera, 916 species and 18 genera are endemic. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism. 16% of the fauna and 23% of flowering plants are endemic in the world even though it is relatively small