The word 'Sinharaja' means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is from the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest!

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rain forest; over 60% of the trees are endemic and many of these are rare; and there are 21 endemic bird species, and a number of rare insects, reptiles and amphibians’.

Nestling in the tranquility of the famous Sinharaja rain forest, Sinharaja Forest Edge is situated in the rural Village of Deniyaya at the Mederipitiya entrance to the Sinharaja Rain Forest.