Sri Lanka Eco-Hotel Review

Pavarone Eco Lodge

Lankagama, Neluwa, Sri Lanka

Produced by: Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka (

Last Updated: August 2019


Pavarone Eco Lodge (previously known as Seyana Eco Lodge) is a budget accomodation situated in Lankagama, within buffer zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest. Lankagama is an old village and some human settlements exist in the area. In 2017 and 2018 the owners of Pavarone Eco Lodge were found to have engaged in illegal sand mining in Gin Ganga (river) and illegal timber extraction within the nearby Dellawa rainforest. In 2017, Special Task Force commandos successfully raided one such illegal sand mining operation. Unfortunately, due to lack of sufficient penalties within the judicial system for such offenders, illegal sand mining and deforestation continues to take place. There is no history of supporting Bio-Diversity Conservation projects by the owners of this eco-lodge.

Non-Intrusion of Forest Buffer Zones:

Pavarone Eco Lodge is located in Lankagama, approximately 50 meters to the core zone boundary of Sinharaja Rainforest. This would place it in the buffer/transition zone of Sinharaja Rainforest per 2013 UNESCO MAB review. Google Map

Habitat Loss Prevention:

Habitat Loss has been minimized by preserving as much of the existing trees on the property. However, illegal sand mining and timber felling carried out by the property owners have tarnished the image of this eco lodge.

Native Vegetation:

Native trees are present on the property. However, there is opportunity for increasing the native vegetation cover on the property near the vehicle parking area etc.

Trash Pollution Control & Recycling:

Pavarone Eco Lodge has taken steps to minimize Trash Pollution. However, no recycling efforts have been seen.

Light & Noise Pollution Control:

Being small in size and limited number of rooms, light & noise pollution is relatively low at Pavarone Eco Lodge.

Bio-Diversity Conservation Projects:

To date, Pavarone Eco Lodge has not been active in supporting Bio-Diversity Conservation Projects in the surrounding area.