This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka spanning an area of 18900 acres or 7,648 hectares.Most of the area of Sinharaja forest was originally declared a forest reserve under the Waste Lands Ordinance in 1875. In 1978, Sinharaja rain forest was included in the international network of biosphere reserves, established and maintained as part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program. In October 1988, this reserve, together with a northeastern addition of it, was announced Sri Lanka’s first National Wilderness Heritage Area. In December 1988, the Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve became Sri Lanka’s first natural site to be added to UNESCO World Heritage list. This is a best place for wild life seekers.