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This could be Scolia (Discolia) affinis. Nuwan, here's a document on Ceylonese Scoliidae - http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontrib.... Regards!!
thank you very much for the ID Agnes! i have updated..
Hi Nuwan, I think this is a Scoliid Wasp, Scolia sp.. Sample species for comparison are: http://bugguide.net/node/view/576595/bgi..., http://www.waspweb.org/Vespoidea/Scoliid.... Scolia is distributed also in Sri Lanka (http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Checklist_of...).
Lat: 7.30, Long: 80.09
Spotted on Apr 7, 2012 Submitted on Apr 7, 2012