The whole world knows about Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and travellers considered it as one of the best destinations in Sri Lanka.
Though it is world famous, very few hotels operate around the area.Hotel Ralidiya is one of the pioneering hotels in the area situated in close proximity to the Orphanage.
This year's Sumathi Tele Award for the Best Music Director was won by young music director Kapila Poogalarachchi. His award was for Ashoka Handagama's ‘Negenahira Werale’ teledrama on Tsunami and its impact. ‘Sumathi Award’ is the latest of series, he had been involved over the number of years.