English : Sri Lanka cat snake
Binomial Name : Boiga ceylonensis
Sinhala : නිදි මාපිලා[Nidi mapila]
Boiga ceylonensis is a mildly venomous species of snake lives in Sri Lanka and India.
This snake is nocturnal and lives in evergreen forests. They mainly feed on lizards and geckos. In Sri Lanka there is a belief that this snake is highly venomous and bites people at night while sleeping to die in the sleep.