Sin: වස්ගමුවෙ vasgamuve

Bear Village’  NWP, NCP,  Sri Lanka.

From Sin: walas, ‘bear’; and Sin: gama/gamuwa,, ‘village’. 

Wasgamuwa National Park has 23 species of mammals (including a herd of 150 elephants, sloth bears, purple-faced langurs and golden palm civets), as well 143 species of bird, 50 species of butterfly and 17 species of reptile.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

Peacock in Wasagamuwa National Park

Peacock in Wasagamuwa National Park          Chamara Ratnaweera