Pinnawala is a village in Kegalle District of Sri Lanka and is around 90 km from the capital, Colombo. It is well known for its elephant orphanage. Pinnawala, situated in between the central highlands and western southern planes and has an enchanting environment. Height of the western region is less than 500 feet from the sea level while eastern region exceeds 1000 feet. Rubber cultivation has stretched over most of the area and minor export crops such as coffee, cocoa, pepper, clove and nutmeg takes an important place in the economy of the area. Sri Lanka’s best graphite mine is situated at Bogala in Kegalle District.