Saturday, 27 March 2021


Pidurutalagala (or Mount Pedro) is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Situated to the north of Nuwara Eliya town, the mountain rises to an altitude of 2524 meters above sea level (Abeyawardana, 2004; Werner, 1986).

The main TV transmitter of the country has been installed at the peak of Pidurutalagala and because of that, the upper part of the mountain is prohibited to the public (Abeyawardana, 2004).

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1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. pp.227-228.
2) Werner, W.L., 1986. A comparison between two tropical montane ecosystems in Asia: Pidurutalagala (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) and Pangrango-Gede (Java). Mountain Research and Development, pp.335-344.

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