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Ruhuna

 

(also Rohana), one of the main regions of ancient and medieval Sri Lanka. Part of the Sinhalese state, Ruhuna was ruled by a high officer and enjoyed a fair measure of independence. Owing to its remoteness, it was often a center for organizing liberation forces to combat foreign conquerors. In the late 16th century, Ruhuna became part of the Kandyan kingdom. It offered stiff resistance to European invaders. In 1815, together with the entire island of Sri Lanka, the region came under British rule. In the Republic of Sri Lanka, the districts of Magama and Hambantota correspond to the territory of former Ruhuna.

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A ground beetle larva hangs from the throat of a critically endangered Amboli bush frog as it devours it and a doomed spotted deer turns an imploring gaze to the heavens as hungry crocodiles surround it in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park.
Head east for 45 minutes and you'll reach the famous Yala National Park, a stunning Jurassic Park-esque reserve that is home to elephants, leopards, alligators, and all manner of bird-life.
Our memorable holiday was drawing to a close but not before we visited the Yala National Park and spotted crocodiles, water buffalo more elephants and exotic eagles and birds.
Given there are more leopards living wild in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park than anywhere else on earth, that's something of a disappointment.
Continuing to the popular and scenic town of Ella, the route then descends to the south coast, taking in Yala National Park and Tissamaharama lakes with their wealth of animal and bird life.
Yala National Park has been the longtime go-to, but he's excited about the reopened Wilpattu National Park, which had been closed for years due to the civil war, and where, he says, many guests are able to enjoy their safari in private.
During the eight day familiarization programme organized by Aitken Spence Travels, the Brazilian tour operators will have the opportunity of visiting many of the islands key tourist hotspots, including the Cultural Triangle, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Galle and the south west coast.
Most visitors to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka's Southern Province come for its abundant wildlife: elephants, crocodiles, birds, and leopards.
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Then there is the Yala National Park and Bentota Turtle Sanctuary as well as Mirissa, which is popular for whale watching.
This is very similar to the situation in Yala National Park, with its mischievous tusker, Gemunu, who has got used to way-laying vehicles to rummage through them, looking for food.
Located close to MRIA, Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu National Park) is the most visited and second-largest national park in Sri Lanka, and is located about 300 kilometres from Colombo.