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    Yala National Park closed till Sept.30

    July 24, 2014

    Yala National Park will be closed for the visitors during the month of September due to renovations to visitors' bungalows. The park is normally closed for tourists during the dry season, from September 1 to October 15.


    According to the Department, there are 62 sanctuaries, 22 wild life parks, three high conservation parks, and five natural conservation parks in the island and visitors' bungalows in all other parks have now been renovated to provide additional facilities to the visitors.


    The Yala and Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya bring the highest revenue to the Wildlife Department. However, Yala due to its vast extent needs a substantial amount of maintenance work.


    Last year, the Yala National Park earned revenues of Rs. 30 million and the Park also recorded the highest revenue of Rs. 2.5 million on a single day earlier this year on February 13th After the end of the war in 2009, tourists have been flocking to the Yala National Park which is one of the best known nature reserves in the world and a popular tourist destination. (KH/ST)

    Last modified on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:05

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