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BIODIVERSITY

The farm is home to many species of animals, birds and reptiles and  insects.
 

30-40 peacocks inhabit the farm and a few can be seen while taking an evening walking through the farm. Malabar Pied Hornbills, Brahmini Kites, Serpent Eagles, Kingfishers and Parrots are some of the species seen on the farm.
 

The farm maintains a boundary with the Balalu Wewa-Kalawewa Sanctuary.  Many species of wildlife including elephants are to be found in the area.  Ellawala Horticulture is sensitive to the wildlife in the habitat and at all times does its best to maintain agricultural practices that have least impact on them.
 

The electric fence maintained by the farm prevents elephant intrusions and also helps protect the boundary of the sanctuary.  The electric fence has also helped the Dambewatana village by reducing the incidence of elephants entering inhabited areas.  The farm worked together with the Dept of Wildlife Conservation and neighbouring villages to erect a 14 km electric fence along the boundary of the sanctuary, providing much relief to both man and animal.
 

Many butterflies, dragonflies and other insects too can be seen on the farm.  This is a testament to the careful use of pesticides and insecticides by the farm.
 

HISTORY AND POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE AREA

Where to Buy

During season, TJC Mangos are available at Rripe, Carlwil Place/Marine Drive, Kollupitiya and at all leading supermarkets.
 

For wholesale please contact

Email : ellawala.horticulture@gmail.com
Tel : +94112575756 (head office) or
  +9466567025 1(farm), 0779323334(Rripe), 0254929609(Rripe)