Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve, located in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka, is the last sustainable tropical rainforest area that is left. Majority of the area was officially considered as a forest reserve in 1875, and also announced as a biosphere reserve in 1978. Sri Lanka has 830 endemic species of trees, out of which 217 are found here in Sinharaja. Some valuable plants found in this forest include the Palm (used for jaggery), cardamom, dun (used for varnish and incense), wewal, & weniwal (used for medicinal purposes).