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Ritigala Strict Nature Reserve

Size 1,528 hectares
Main attraction Ritigala Arnanya

Ritigala has a unique vegetation. Ramayana legend has it that Hanuman was asked to bring a particular medicinal plant, to cure Rama, from the Himalayas. When he got there he forgot what the plant was and so he uprooted a whole patch of the forest and brought it back. On the way he dropped a piece at Ritigala and another at Rumassala in Galle.The area below Ritigala SNR is now protected under the Forest Department and called Hurulu Forest Reserve.

(Source Daily News - Jayantha Jayawardana)

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Updated February 13, 2007
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