Water Lilly (Nymphaea nouchali) is the national flower of Sri Lanka, called “Manel” in Srilankan native language, Sinhalese. This flower, teamed up with lotus and other water flowers is decorating ancient huge ponds in Sri Lanka. This fragrant flower is so colorful and makes you smile with joy.

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Flower stalls near most Buddhist temples can be seen selling these flowers to offer to lord budhdha, each flower cost roughly $0.14

 

 

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