Varanus salvator andamanensis
Seen at the Taj Airport Garden Hotel
234-236 Colombo Negombo road, Seeduwa, 11410 Negombo, Sri Lanka
The water monitor (Varanus salvator) is a large lizard native to South Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.