Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Historical and Memorial Trees in Sri Lanka

Historical and Memorial Trees in Sri Lanka
There are a large number of Historical and Memorial Trees throughout Sri Lanka. Presently, some of these have been protected as national or archaeological monuments by the government considering their historic or archaeological value, rarity, and religious or political background.
 
Trees that are mentioned in ancient texts, popular folklore, and in various socio-cultural contexts are usually identified as historical or archaeological trees and some are just identified as old trees by examining their physical characteristics including the size, growth rate etc. Except for those, the trees which have been planted by notable people with a powerful political, religious, or social background are identified as memorial and commemorative monuments.

The list of historical and commemorative Trees in Sri Lanka
This is an incomplete list prepared by "Lanka Pradeepa".
 
Central Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Ampitiya Divurum Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
According to local tradition, this tree is associated with Deva Pathiraja, the minister of King Parakramabahu II (1236-1271 A.D.).
Period/Year: 13th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
2 Davy's Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Historic
The British army officer Davy saved his life by hiding in the cavity of this tree during a battle that occurred in 1803
Period/Year: 19th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
3 Godagamuwa Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Historic
The royal palace of the kings of Gampola is said to have been erected at this place.
Period/Year: 14th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
4 Hanguranketha Devalaya Jackfruit Tree, Nuwara Eliya District
(
Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Category: Archaeological
This tree is said to have produced ripe jackfruit during the time of King Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe (1739 -1747 A.D.). An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 18th century A.D.
Gazette, 1996 Nov 1
5 Kadawatha Jackfruit Tree, Kandy District
(Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Category: Historic
This tree-shaded "Kadawatha", the tax-collecting point located near ancient Balana Fort. Believed to be more than 500 years old.
Period/Year: 16th century

6 Kahatapitiya Milky Tree, Kandy District
(Alstonia scholaris)
Category: Historic
Locals link the history of this tree to the reign of King Buvanekabahu IV (1341-1351 A.D.).
Period/Year: 14th century A.D. (legendary)
Abeyawardana, 2004
7 Kumarasinghe Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
According to local tradition, this tree is associated with Kumarasinghe, the brother of King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687 A.D).
Period/Year: 17th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
8 Matale Nil Veralu Tree, Matale District
(Elaeocarpus serratus)
Category: Old
An old tree.
Period/Year: Unknown

9 Panammilla Tree, Nuwara Eliya District
(??)
Category: Historic
A dead tree on the ancient route to Sri Pada Mountain.
Period/Year: Unknown
Abeyawardana, 2004
10 Pattini Devalaya Wel Bodhi Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: religious
An old tree.
Period/Year: Unknown

11 Peradeniya Gardens Asala Tree, Kandy District
(Cassia fistula)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Birendra Bir Bikram Shadev, the King of Nepal.
Period/Year: 14 March 1957

12 Peradeniya Gardens Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Prince Edward VII (reigned: 1901-1910 A.D.) of the United Kingdom.
Period/Year: 1875

13 Peradeniya Gardens Camphor Tree, Kandy District
(Cinnamomum camphora)
Category: Commemorative
Commemorating the establishment of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, planted by Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 24 May 1972

14 Peradeniya Gardens Cannon Ball Tree, Kandy District
(Couroupita guianensis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Prince George VI (reigned: 1936-1952 A.D.) and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom
Period/Year: 14 April 1901

15 Peradeniya Gardens Cinnamon Tree, Kandy District
(Cinnamomum verum)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Manea Mănescu, the Prime Minister of Romania from 1974 to 1979
Period/Year: 26 May 1976

16 Peradeniya Gardens Diya-rathambala Tree, Kandy District
(Saraca asoca)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Somdet Phra Sangharaja, the supreme patriarch of Thailand.
Period/Year: 13 February 1967

17 Peradeniya Gardens Diya-rathambala Tree, Kandy District
(Saraca asoca)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Princess Ann of United Kingdom.
Period/Year: 11 March 1995

18 Peradeniya Gardens Diya-rathambala Tree, Kandy District
(Saraca asoca)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Uru Warige Wannilaththo, the chieftain of the Veddah community.
Period/Year: 14 January 2004

19 Peradeniya Gardens Double Coconut Tree, Kandy District
(Lodoicea maldivica)
Category: Old
An old tree planted in the garden.
Period/Year: 1850

20 Peradeniya Gardens Evergreen Magnolia Tree, Kandy District
(Magnolia grandiflora)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by V. V. Giri, the President of India from 1969 to 1974.
Period/Year: 9 January 1970

21 Peradeniya Gardens Flame Tree, Kandy District
(Delonix regia)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Sir Walter Nash, the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1957 to 1960.
Period/Year: 22 March 1958

22 Peradeniya Gardens Gotu Nuga Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus krishnae)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Period/Year: 20 April 1954

23 Peradeniya Gardens Kaluwara Tree, Kandy District
(Diospyros ebenum)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Pham Van Dong, the Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 to 1987.
Period/Year: 4 March 1978

24 Peradeniya Gardens Koboneela Tree, Kandy District
(Bauhinia variegata)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977.
Period/Year: 20 September 1967

25 Peradeniya Gardens Mee Tree, Kandy District
(Madhuca longifolia)
Category: Commemorative
Commemorating the defeat of LTTE terrorism, planted by Mahinda Rajapakse, the President of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015.
Period/Year: 21 March 1922

26 Peradeniya Gardens Muna Mal Tree, Kandy District
(Mimusops elengi)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Prince of Wales.
Period/Year: 21 March 1922

27 Peradeniya Gardens Na Tree, Kandy District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Nicholas II (reigned: 1894-1917 A.D.), the Czar of Russia.
Period/Year: 1891

28 Peradeniya Gardens Nadun Tree, Kandy District
(Pericopsis mooniana)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Hussain Muhammad Ershad, the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990.
Period/Year: 25 July 1988

29 Peradeniya Gardens Pink Cassia Tree, Kandy District
(Cassia renigera)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by John Diefenbaker, the Prime Minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
Period/Year: 25 November 1958

30 Peradeniya Gardens Pride of Burma Tree, Kandy District
(Amherstia nobilis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Leng Sary, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kampuchea.
Period/Year: 19 March 1977

31 Peradeniya Gardens Pride of Burma Tree, Kandy District
(Amherstia nobilis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the President of Pakistan from 1978 to 1988.
Period/Year: 11 December 1985

32 Peradeniya Gardens Ruk Tree, Kandy District
(Horsfieldia iryaghedhi)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge, the President of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2005.
Period/Year: 24 October 2005

33 Peradeniya Gardens Sal Tree, Kandy District
(Shorea robasta)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Birendra Bir Bikram Shadev, the King of Nepal.
Period/Year: 25 February 1980

34 Peradeniya Gardens Sudu Handun Tree, Kandy District
(Santalum album)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by J.R. Jayawardena (1906-1996 A.D.), the first Executive President in Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 22 July 1978

35 Peradeniya Gardens Tamarind Tree, Kandy District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by D.S. Senanayake (1884-1952 A.D.), the first Prime Minister in Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 1948

36 Peradeniya Gardens Tea Tree (non exists), Kandy District
(Camellia sinensis)
Category: Historic
The first non-commercial tea plant in Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 1824

37 Peradeniya Gardens Trop Africa Tree, Kandy District
(Baikiaea insignis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by the high pontiff of the Muslim Dawoodi Bohras Community.
Period/Year: 13 March 194

38 Peradeniya Gardens Trumpet Tree, Kandy District
(Tabebuia spectabilis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1976.
Period/Year: 1 February 1957

39 Peradeniya Gardens Tulip Tree, Kandy District
(Stenocarpus sinuatus)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1953 to 1980.
Period/Year: 22 January 1959

40 Peradeniya Gardens Yellow Saraca Tree, Kandy District
(Saraca thaipingensis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968 A.D.), the first spaceman.
Period/Year: 9 December 1961

41 Pilawala Tamarind Tree, Kandy District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Historic
Said to be more than 300 years old. Associated with King Weera Parakrama Narendrasinghe (1707-1739 A.D.).
Period/Year: 18th century

42 Pusulpitiya Viharaya Bo Tree, Nuwara Eliya District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
Believed to be one of the first 32 saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya.
Period/Year: 3rd century B.C. (legendary)

43 Pusulpitiya Viharaya Dalada Sapuwa, Nuwara Eliya District
(Michelia spp.)
Category: Historic
The Tooth Relic of Buddha was kept concealed in a fracture of this tree from 6 to 22 April 1815.
Period/Year: 19th century A.D.

44 Rajasinghe Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
According to local tradition, this tree is associated with King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687 A.D).
Period/Year: 17th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
45
Ratmalkaduwa Bo Tree, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
The history of this tree is associated with Silavamsa Dharmakirti Sthavira of the Gampola Period.
Period/Year: 14th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
46 Udawattakele Pus Wela Creeper, Kandy District
(Entada pusaetha)
Category: Old
Said to be 200-300 years old.

Period/Year: Unknown

47 Victoria Park Cypress Tree, Nuwara Eliya District
(??)
Category: Commemorative
Planted to commemorate the beginning of World War I in 1914.
Period/Year: 1917
Abeyawardana, 2004
48 Weliwita Bo Trees, Kandy District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Historic, Commemorative
These trees are said to have been planted by Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thera (1698-1778 A.D.) and King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe (reigned: 1747-1782 A.D.).
Period/Year: 18th century A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004



Eastern Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Trincomalee Four Bo Trees, Trincomalee District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Historical, Archaeological
Planted in commemoration of the establishment of Buddhism from Siam. Archaeological protected trees.
Period/Year: 1753
Gazette, 2009 Mar 13
2 White Man's Tamarind Tree, Trincomalee District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Historical
Robert Knox (1641-1720 A.D.) is said to have been captured under the mother tree of this tamarind tree
Period/Year: 1660



North Central Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Anuradhapura District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Historical, Archaeological
Planted by King Devanampiyatissa (247-207 B.C.). The oldest historical living tree in the world and the Guinness World Record holder as the oldest-known human-planted tree.
Period/Year: 3rd century B.C.
Ferrer-Gallego et al., 2016
2 Kaluwila Mee Tree (non exists), Anuradhapura District
(Madhuca longifolia)
Category: Historical
Robert Knox (1641-1720 A.D.) is said to have rested under this tree. It fell on the ground in 2017.
Period/Year: 17th century A.D

3 Orubendi Siyambalawa, Polonnaruwa District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Historical
According to belief, this tree has been used by King Mahasen (277-304 A.D.) to tie his boats.
Period/Year: 3rd century A.D. (legendary)



North Western Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Maha Wewa Madan Tree, Puttalam District
(Syzygium cumini)
Category: Historical
The tree is associated with Prince Thaniya Wallabha of the Kotte Period.
Period/Year: 16h century A.D.

2 Paramaulla Geta Kumbuk Tree, Kurunegala District
(Terminalia arjuna)
Category: Historic
This tree is said to be the one that once stood on the bund of the irrigation tank built by King Vijayabahu III (1232-1236 A.D.). The tank is presently turned into paddy fields.
Period/Year: 13th century A.D.

3 Thaniwella Devalaya Bo Tree, Puttalam District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Archaeological
The tree is believed to be more than 250 years old. An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 18th century A.D.
Gazette, 2002 Nov 22
4 Vijayasundararama Viharaya Sapu Bodhiya, Kurunegala District
(Michelia spp.)
Category: Religious, Historical
The history of this tree is related to King Parakramabahu II (1236-1270 A.D.).
Period/Year: 13th century A.D.



Northern Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Delft Baobab Tree, Jaffna District
(Adansonia digitata L.)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 2011 Jul 22
2 Mannar Baobab Tree, Mannar District
(Adansonia digitata L.)
Category: Archaeological
Believed to have been planted by Arabic sailors. An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 15th century A.D.
Gazette, 1955 Apr 28


Sabaragamuwa Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Iddamalgoda Tomb Bo Tree, Ratnapura District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 19th century
Gazette, 2001 Jul 27
2 Iddamalgoda Walawwa Bo Tree, Ratnapura District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 19th century
Gazette, 2005 Jul 8
3 Kurulu Kele Pus Wela Creepers, Kegalle District
(Bambusa arundinacea)
Category: Old
Believed to be 150 years old.
Period/Year: Unknown

4 Kuruvita Devipahala Na Trees, Ratnapura District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Archaeological
Said to be more than 1,000 years old. Archaeological protected trees.
Period/Year: ??
Gazette, 2013 Jun 7
5 Maduwanwela Walawwa Ejantha Mara Tree, Ratnapura District
(Albizia lebbeck)
Category: Historic
This tree is associated with
Maduwanwela Maha Disawa (1844-1930 A.D.).
Period/Year: 19-20th centuries A.D.

6 Opanayaka Giant Puswela Creeper, Ratnapura District
(Entada pusaetha)
Category: Old trees
Considered to be more than 200 years old
Period/Year: ??
Abeyawardana, 2002
7 Parakaduwa Viharaya Na Tree, Ratnapura District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Historic
This tree is believed to have been planted in 1025 by King Mahinda V (982-1029 A.D.).

Period/Year: 10-11th centuries A.D.

8 Pethangoda Bamboo Trees, Kegalle District
(Bambusa arundinacea)
Category: Historical, Archaeological
Two clusters of thorny bamboo in Pethangoda Uyana where King Rajasinghe I (1581-1593 A.D.) met his fate. Archaeological protected trees.
Period/Year: 16th century A.D.
Mendis & Susantha, 2020;
Gazette, 2011 Jul 22
9 Salgala Forest Maha Mugunna Tree, Kegalle District
(Tetrameles nudiflora)
Category: Old
An old tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008
10 Uggal Aluthnuwara Devalaya Jack Tree, Ratnapura District
(Entada pusaetha)
Category: Historic
Yapa Maharaja is said to have made a wow at this tree in 1582
Period/Year: 16th century A.D.




Southern Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Denipitiya Nuga Tree, Matara District
(Ficus benghalensis)
Category: Historic
This tree was made famous by a reference in a poem by Gajaman Nona (1746-1815 A.D.). Although the mother tree was dead, a daughter tree can be seen at the site.
Period/Year: 18-19th centuries A.D.
Abeyawardana, 2004
2 Galle Fort Breadfruit Tree, Galle District
(Artocarpus incisus)
Category: Historical
This tree is believed to have been introduced to Sri Lanka by the Dutch
Period/Year: 17-18th centuries A.D.

3 Kadiragoda Nuga Tree, Hambantota District
(Ficus benghalensis)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 1966 Mar 11
4 Leonard Woolf Tamarind Tree, Hambantota District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Historical
Under this tree, Leonard Woolf (1880-1969 A.D.) listened to minor complaints and solved disputes.
Period/Year: 20th century

5 Matara Bo Tree, Matara District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
According to belief, this tree is associated with Kalidasa and King Kumaradasa (513-522 A.D).
Period/Year: 6th century A.D. (legendary)
Abeyawardana, 2004
6 Rumassala Welle Devalaya Konthalam Trees, Galle District
(??)
Category: Old
Old trees.
Period/Year: Unknown

7 Tissamaharama Viharaya Kohomba Tree, Hambantota District
(Azadirachta indica)
Category: Old
This tree is popular among devotees for its tasteless leaves.
Period/Year: Unknown




Uva Province
No. Tree/ Sci. Name
Remarks References
1 Ampitiya Viharaya Bo Tree, Badulla District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 2002 Nov 22
2 Hambegamuwa Viharaya Madara Tree, Monaragala District
(Cleistanthus collinus)
Category: Old
About 70 years old
Period/Year: Unknown
Jayasuriya, 2008
3 Kataragama Bo Tree, Monaragala District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Historic
Believed to be one of the eight saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya.
Period/Year: 3rd century B.C. (legendary)
Jayasuriya, 2008
4 Kebiliththa Tamarind Tree, Monaragala District
(Tamarindus indica)
Category: Religious
Situated within the Yala National Park, this tree is venerated by pilgrims since ancient times
Period/Year: Unknown

5 Malwattagama Bulu Tree, Badulla District
(Terminalia bellirica)
Category: Old
About 150-200 years old
Period/Year: Unknown
CEA, 2015
6 Municipal Botanical Garden Nuga Tree, Badulla District
(Ficus benghalensis)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Badulla Urban Council in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary.
Period/Year: 6 May 1935
Jayasuriya, 2008


Western Province
No. Tree/ Location Remarks References
1 Alubomulla Na Tree, Kalutara District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Old
Believed to be more than 200 years old.
Period/Year: Unknown
CEA, 2015
2 Awissawella Jackfruit Tree, Colombo District
(Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Category: Old
An old tree
Period/Year:??
Bambaradeniya, 2008
3 Bambalapitiya Polwatta Viharaya Mango Tree, Colombo District
(Mangifera indica)
Category: Commemorative
Planted on the day of independence by D.S. Senanayake (1884-1952 A.D.), the first Prime Minister in Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 4 Feb 1948
Bambaradeniya, 2008
4 Bellanwila Viharaya Bo Tree, Colombo District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Historic
Believed to be one of the 32 saplings of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya.
Period/Year: 3rd century B.C. (legendary)
Bambaradeniya, 2008
5 Deepaduttarama Viharaya red sandalwood Tree, Colombo District
(Pterocarpus santalinus)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by H.M. Ananda Mahidol, King of Siam (1935-1946) to mark his visit to the temple.
Period/Year: 25 January 1939

6 Deepaduttarama Viharaya Madara Tree, Colombo District
(Cleistanthus collinus)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Siam (1946-2016) to mark his visit to the temple.
Period/Year: 15 March 1950

7 Eluwapitiya Viharaya Bo Tree, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 1984 Aug 31
8 Gotabhaya Viharaya Bo Tree, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 1966 Jul 1
9 Hanwella Rest House Jack Tree, Colombo District
(Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Category: Commemorative, Archaeological
Planted by Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (reigned: 1901-1910). An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: 1875
Gazette, 2009 Feb 6
10 Henarathgoda Rubber Tree, Gampaha District
(Hevea brasiliensis)
Category: Historical
The first rubber tree planted in Sri Lanka
Period/Year: 1876
Bambaradeniya, 2008;
Gunawardena, 2003
11 Horana Sri Pali College Ehela Tree, Kalutara District
(Cassia fistula)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by J.R. Jayawardena (1906-1996 A.D.), the first Executive President in Sri Lanka.
Period/Year: 20th century A.D.
Bambaradeniya, 2008
12 Horana Sri Pali College Tamarind Tree, Kalutara District
(Tamarindus indicus)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941 A.D.).
Period/Year: 20th century A.D.
Bambaradeniya, 2008
13 Horana Yahalekelle Estate Mahogani Tree, Kalutara District
(Sweitenia macrophylla)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967 A.D.).
Period/Year: 8 August 1959
Bambaradeniya, 2008
14 Kalutara Bo Tree, Kalutara District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious
Believed to be one of the 32 saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya.
Period/Year: 3rd century B.C. (legendary)
Abeyawardana, 2002
15 Kotte Rahula Na Tree, Colombo District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Historic
Shade tree of Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera (1408-1491 A.D.).
Period/Year: 15th century A.D.
Bambaradeniya, 2008
16 Kotte Viharaya Na-Bodhi Tree, Colombo District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Historic
The history of this tree is associated with Prince Sapumal (reigned:1472-1480 A.D.).
Period/Year: 15th century A.D.

Bambaradeniya, 2008
17 Madugas Walawwa Madu Trees, Gampaha District
(Cycas circinalis)
Category: Old
A group of Madu trees.
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008
18 Makewita Sudu Bodhiya, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Historic
A protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008
19 Malabe Kaluwara Tree, Colombo District
(Diospyros ebenum)
Category: Old
An old tree
Period/Year: Unknown

20 Meddegama Viharaya Bo Tree, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 1959 Sep 25
21
Minuwangoda Mee Tree, Gampaha District
(Madhuca longifolia)
Category: Old
Believed to be more than 150 years old.
Period/Year: Unknown
CEA, 2015
22 Navinna Ayurvedic Research Institute Gammalu Tree, Colombo District
(Pterocarpus marsupium)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964 A.D.) the first Prime Minister of India.
Period/Year: 20th century A.D.
Bambaradeniya, 2008
23 Navinna Ayurvedic Research Institute Sudu Handun Tree, Colombo District
(Santalum album)
Category: Commemorative
Planted by Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000 A.D.) the first Woman Prime Minister in the World.
Period/Year: 20th century A.D.
Bambaradeniya, 2008
24 Nawagamuwa Pattini Devalaya Na Tree, Colombo District
(Mesua ferrea)
Category: Historic
This tree is believed to be the place where the ornament of Goddess Pattini was hidden
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008
25 Negombo Old Oak Tree, Gampaha District
(??)
Category: Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 2011 Jul 22
26 Nittambuwa Nitta Bodhiya, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Historic
A protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown.

Bambaradeniya, 2008
27 Padukka Gehenuwela Rukaththana Tree, Kalutara District
(Alstonia scholaris)
Category: Old
An old tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008
28 Pilikuttu Viharaya Puswela Creeper, Gampaha District
(Entada pusaetha)
Category: Old trees
Considered to be more than 400 years old
Period/Year: ??

29 Uruwala Viharaya Bo Tree, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Religious, Archaeological
An archaeological protected tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Gazette, 2005 Jul 8
30 Weediyawatta Sathara Devala Bo Tree, Gampaha District
(Ficus religiosa)
Category: Old
An old tree.
Period/Year: Unknown
Bambaradeniya, 2008



References
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