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Welcome to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (PEO) ; just as the name suggests holds a unique disposition in the ex-situ animal care. It’s success and fame has travelled not just within the country but throughout the world to an extent where Pinnawala synonymous with the Sri Lankan Elephant.

Currently being a home to 93 elephants the concept was actualized by the late Hon. Minister Kalugalle on the 16th of February 1975.  Pinnawala at the time was a very remote area with lush coconut plantations and most importantly an area where the availability of mahouts was not lacking. Also the immense amount of water required by the elephants is supplemented with the availability of “Ma oya” running close by. source by http://nationalzoo.gov.lk




The capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.

The vibrant, jam-packed Pettah bazaar district’s thousands of vendors offer everything from spices and tea to textiles and jewelry. Galle Face Green is an oceanside promenade popular for picnicking and strolling. The city’s diverse religious landmarks range from the ornate, red-and-white-striped Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and the historic Dutch Reformed Wolvendaal Church to the Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple complex. International matches of cricket, Sri Lanka’s national passion, are played at Premadasa Stadium. The city is also a major hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south.

Destination (Colombo)

  • Galle Face Green
  • National Museum of Colombo
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
  • Beira Lake
  • Colombo Dutch Museum
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club
  • St. Lucia’s Cathedral
  • Colombo Port Maritime Museum
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
  • Pettah Floating Market
  • Seema Malaka
  • Bally’s Casino
  • Bellagio Colombo
  • Casino Marina Colombo
  • The Central Point – Economic History Museum
  • Sri Kaileswaram
  • The Independence Square
  • Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
  • Gangaramaya Park
  • National Art Gallery
  • Galle Face Beach
  • Khan Clock Tower
  • Wolvendaal Church
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Kollupitiya Jumma Mosque
  • Victoria Masonic Temple
  • Crow Island Beach
  • Star Dust
  • Independence Memorial Museum
  • Isipathanaramaya Temple
  • Old Colombo Lighthouse
  • Wellawatte Beach
  • Sambodhi Chaithya
  • Colombo Lighthouse
  • Aukana Buddha Statue
  • Crow Island Beach Park
  • Chatham Street Clock Tower
  • Grand Mosque of Colombo