Oct 23, 2017

Yala now open to visitors

The Ruhuna Yala Wildlife Sanctuary which had remained closed, will reopen from today (23) for visitors, said Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrema.

The Yala sanctuary was closed from September 01 for a month and 22 days, which is a practice followed every year to allow the flora and  fauna to continue in their natural habitual patterns, without an interruption.

Yala is a fantastic gift from nature and those visiting this national park should develop a mindset to behave in a manner that will not disturb nature and its animals, said Tharindu Gihan, the President of the organisation for the protection of Yala.