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Minneriya is a small town in Sri Lanka, and is famous for two things, for the great Minneriya lake built by King Mahasen and for the Minneriya National Park which is a hot spot for safari lovers because of the abundance of elephants. Furthermore it is situated near the tourist-friendly Habarana and the world heritage sites Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

The area is home to Infantry Training Centre as well as a training centre of the Military Police of the Sri Lanka Army. The 6th Artillery Regiment is also based at Minneriya along with the SLAF base SLAF Hingurakgoda.

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Coordinates: 8°2′N 80°54′E / 8.033°N 80.900°E / 8.033; 80.900