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Yala National Park will be closed for one month starting from September 7 as a result of the extremely low rainfall in the area, Wildlife Conservation Department spokesperson Hasini Sarathchandra said.

“The bookings of bungalows would not be allowed for local and foreign visitors during this time. The park will re-open again on October 6, provided rains being experienced during this time. However, it should be noted that last year too the park reopening following the dry season had to be extended as the drought had continued to effect the availability of water for the animals to survive,” Sarathchandra said.

“During the period of closure, maintenance work on bungalows and the park would be carried out. As the Yala Sanctuary was always overflowing with visitors, closing the park for a short period during the dry season is the usual practice because of their breeding period to allow the wild animals to rest,” she said.

The Yala National Park was the most visited and the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka. It encompasses an area of about 1,260 square kilometers, while also attracting visitors in their thousands, which had contributed the highest revenue to the Wildlife Department, she said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Sadiq Friday, 28 August 2015 10:02 AM

    "extremely low waterfall" or "extremely low rainfall"?

    donkey Friday, 28 August 2015 02:31 PM

    I hope we could line up the previous regime to test run the device training the apprentice hangmen!!

    Waco Friday, 28 August 2015 07:57 AM

    Sri Lanka is getting dryer and dryer due to following imported species of trees. Pine Trees, Torialana Trees,and Gum ( eucalyptus ) Trees.

    Waco Friday, 28 August 2015 08:00 AM

    Allow only native trees for re-Forestration, and on Tea Plantion in ravines and boundries.

    Waco Friday, 28 August 2015 08:04 AM

    Ground water level is going down very fast. Government must take necessary remedial action , if they are interested to arrest this situation.

    Waco Friday, 28 August 2015 08:12 AM

    Talk to senior people on Hopton Group, Hopton SPO to find out the damage caused due to planting "Torialana " in ravines. Streams have gone dry.

    Kumar Friday, 28 August 2015 09:38 AM

    Never heard about a waterfall in Yala, It should be rainfall, please correct.


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