• Animals in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lankan Animals, Animals of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Krait

Also known as Ceylon Krait (Bungarus ceylonicus) is a venomous elapid snake endemic to Sri Lanka. It is chiefly found in the wet zone and the intermediate zone compromising the mountainous areas. The Sri Lankan Krait is small in size being about 250mm (10 inches) and can be recognized by its black body traversed with white bands. It is known to have an unusually long lung that is elongated when irritated and feeds primarily on rats, frogs and other small reptiles.