Riverston (Knuckles Mountain Range) | Sri Lanka's Eco-Tourism Site

Riverston (Sri Lanka)
Riverston (Sinhala: රිවස්ටන්) is a popular eco-tourism destination in the northern part of the Knuckles Mountain Range in Matale District, Sri Lanka (Chandrarathne & Abeywickrama, 2022). The site is considered important because of its rich biodiversity and climate.

The Riverston area contains diversified forest formations and a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna. The highest point (Riverston View Point) rises up to 1,480 m (4855.64 ft.) above mean sea level and the area receives precipitation between 2,500 - 3,000 ml annually with a temperature ranging between 18 °C to 28 °C (Perera et al., 2011). The area represents the wet zone of the country and the major forest formations of the landscape include lower rainforests and sub-montane forests (Perera et al., 2011).

1) Reverston Matale by Thisaru Tharuka is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

1) Chandrarathne, P.W.G.D.N. and Abeywickrama, K.T.N.P., 2022. Impact of eco-tourism on livelihood of local community in Riverston of Sri Lanka: A community perspective. 1st International Research Symposium on Management. Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
2) Perera, D.H.A.S.S., Kamalrathne, T., Bandara, T.W.M.T.W. and Rasnayake, S., 2011. The role of eco-tourism on rural livelihood development: A case study of Riverston region in Knuckes range Sri Lanka. International Conference on Competency Building and Strategic Management for Sustainable Development, Sri Sai Ram Management Studies, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Tambaram.

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This page was last updated on 30 July 2023

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