Sri Lanka is poised to revamp its foreign policy with a diversion towards a more pragmatic Asia-centric middle path. This is a deviation from experimental shifts in the past from pro-British to socialist tilt, non-alignment to pro-US and pro-West to look-East as well as look Africa, South America and finally getting closer to the Asian giant.
When thinking of a safari in Sri Lanka, what comes to many people’s minds are the National Parks such as Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja, Horton, Wilpattu, Kithulgala and Bundala. But, the Wasgamuwa National Park although less popular, stands unique among the most of national parks in Sri Lanka. The name of the Wasgamuwa has derived through the words "Walas Gamuwa”. "Walasa" in Sinhala for sloth bear and "Gamuwa" means a wood. But today, Wasgamuwa is popular for its large elephant herds.