The Ratnapura-Sri Pada Road (Palabaddala Road) and the Nallathani Road will be open for pilgrims who climb the Sri Padaya during the off-season, the Wildlife Conservation Department said.
They said the ticket counter had been opened at the place where the Pawanella police security point was located on the Ratnapura Sri Pada road, and another ticket counter was located where the Nallathanni Wildlife security office was located.
These ticket counters are open daily from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. on the following day.
The Wildlife Department is on alert for the pilgrims who enter the forest reserve.
The Kuruvita, Dehekanda and Marigoda roads will be closed for foreigners entering the forest reserve through the above roads.
Legal action will be taken against foreigners who enter the forest reserve under the Wildlife and Flora Protection Ordinance Act. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)