Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Elephant bath time -Kandy ~

For me this is a very special postcard...it shows the same elephant, this time enjoying a bath on a great fountain... as on my first card ever received from Ravindra back in June 2009 when our friendship started...since than I received over 50 amazing postcards and discovered so much about "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean" ...and almost each card with a wonderful variety of stamps...
Many thanks Ravindra for nr 53!!! ^__^
Photo:© Devika Gunasena
Elephant being washed in Public Fountain.An elephant sprays itself water from a fountain ahead  in the ancient hill capital of Kandy.Kandy is located at the center of Sri Lanka and is generally recognized as the island nation's cultural capital. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This beautiful water fountain is situated at the “ Maha Maluwa “ end of Deva Veediya. This was erected by English coffee planters in 1875 to commemorate the Kandy tour of Prince of wales. John Smith company in Glasgow, England had casted it in iron and shipped to the country .

The Sri Lankan elephant is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants, with patches of depigmentation—areas with no skin color—on its ears, face, trunk and belly.
The Sri Lankan elephant population has fallen almost 65% since the turn of the 19th century. Today, the Sri Lanka elephant is protected under the Sri Lankan law and killing one carries the death penalty.


  1. Hello, this is a great picture. I am writing an article about Asiatic elephants for a wildlife magazine and I would be interested in this picture. Can you please find who's the author of this picture and how may I contact him? Is that written on the postcard? Maybe your Sri Lankan friend sending the card can help? Many thanks!

    1. Hi!This is what I found on the back of the postcard Photo:© Devika Gunasena - Printed by M.D. Gunasena... Hope it helps!!

  2. many thanks! I hope I will find out that person