List of national parks of Sri Lanka

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The following are national parks in Sri Lanka administered by the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

National Parks[edit]

Name
Photo
Location Area[1][2] Established[2][3]
Yala
Yala.jpg
Southern Province
Uva
978.807 km2 (378 sq mi) 25-02-1938
Wilpattu
North Central Province
North Western Province
1,316.671 km2 (508 sq mi) 25-02-1938
Gal Oya
Uva
Eastern Province
259 km2 (100 sq mi) 12-02-1954
Kumana
Eastern Province 181.482 km2 (70 sq mi) 20-01-1970
Udawalawe
Uda Walawe safari track.jpg
Sabaragamuwa
Uva
308.21 km2 (119 sq mi) 30-06-1972
Lahugala Kitulana
Eastern Province 15.54 km2 (6 sq mi) 31-10-1980
Maduru Oya
Maduru Oya National Park grassland.jpg
Eastern Province
Uva
588.496 km2 (227 sq mi) 09-11-1983
Wasgamuwa
Wasgamuwa elephant.jpg
Central Province
North Central Province
370.629 km2 (143 sq mi) 07-08-1984
Flood Plains
North Central Province 173.50 km2 (67 sq mi) 07-08-1984
Somawathiya
North Central Province
Eastern Province
396.455 km2 (153 sq mi) 02-09-1986
Horton Plains
Srilankamountainforest.jpg
Central Province 31.598 km2 (12 sq mi) 16-03-1988
Bundala
Wildlife Preserve Near Kirinda, Sri Lanka.jpg
Southern Province 62.16 km2 (24 sq mi) 04-01-1993
Lunugamvehera
Uva
Southern Province
234.988 km2 (91 sq mi) 08-12-1995
Minneriya
Birds at the Minneriya-Giritale National Park.jpg
North Central Province 88.894 km2 (34 sq mi) 12-08-1997
Kaudulla
North Central Province 69 km2 (27 sq mi) 01-04-2002
Hikkaduwa
Southern Province 1.016 km2 (0 sq mi) 08-10-2002
Pigeon Island
Sri Lanka-Trincomalee-Pigeon Island.JPG
Eastern Province 4.714 km2 (2 sq mi) 24-06-2003
Horagolla
Western Province .133 km2 (0 sq mi) 24-06-2004
Galway's Land
Central Province .267 km2 (0 sq mi) 18-05-2006
Angammedilla
Polonnaruwa-panta.jpg
North Central Province 75.289 km2 (29 sq mi) 06-06-2006
Ussangoda
Southern Province 3.49 km2 (1 sq mi) 06-2010
Mullaitivu National Park[4]
Northern Province 12-2010

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Senarathna 2005: 1
  2. ^ a b The National Atlas of Sri Lanka (2nd ed.). Department of Survey. 2007. ISBN 955-9059-04-1. 
  3. ^ "Protected Areas". dwlc.lk. Department of Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Mullaitivu wildlife sanctuary". BBC Sinhala. 2010-12-01. 

References[edit]

  • (Sinhala) Senarathna, P.M. (2005). Sri Lankawe Wananththra (1st ed.). Sarasavi Publishers. ISBN 955-573-401-1. 

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