Visitor services offered by the department will be restarted from 15th June 2010 in a phased-out manner. The details are as follows.
Visiter Group/Vehicle Limitations
Maximum Visitor Groups/Vehicles allowed to enter within a day
Ruhuna(yala) and Udawalawa National Parks.
Wilpattu National Park
Minneriya, Kudulla, Wasgomuwa National Parks
Horton Plains National Parks
Pegion Island National Park
Other National Parks
Reopening Visitor Services
Marine Mammal Watching
Other Visitor Attractions
15th June 2020 (Monday) Ruhuna (yala),
Minneriya, Kaudulla, Pegion Island,
and Horton Plains National Parks
2020 ජූනි 22 (සඳුදා) Bundala, Horagolla, Lunugamvehera, Galoya, Kumana, Angammedilla, Galweys land, Maduru Oya,Lahugala, and HikkaduwaNational Parks
Kalpitiya Barreef Sanctuary and Mirissa Udawalawa Elephant Transit home 2020 ජූනි 29 (සඳුදා)
All wildlife bungalows All Campsites
Reassigning the reservations falls within the period of 15.03.2020 to 30.04.2020.
23.06.2020 Reassignment of reservation dates for the reservations within the period from 15.03.2020 to 30.04.2020. The reassignment will be done first come first serve basis and without any extra charge. The visitors can get their reservations reassigned to any date within 01.07.2020 and 31.12.2020. Department of Wildlife Conservation Head Office Any working day Before 06.07.2020
Reassigning reservation dates of the customers who failed to come on 23.06.2020.
Department of Wildlife Conservation Head Office 06.07.2020 Reservation of bungalows for the new customers according to the usual procedure followed prior to 15.03.2020 for the month of August. Department of Wildlife Conservation Head Office Any working day after 2020.07.06 Reservation of the rest of the vacant dates according to the usual procedure. Department of Wildlife Conservation Head Office
Facilitation of Visitor Services
Day visitor permits and bungalow reservations can be obtained via https://dwc.lankagate.gov.lk and https://dwc.lankagate.gov.lk/DWCEpermitApp/homeAction.action. Online permits holders must keep a printed copy of the reservation while entering the park. No person without the permit will be allowed to enter.
Health and Safety
All the directives and guidelines approved by the Government regarding COVID-19 Pandemic and the rules enforced by the Department must be strictly followed by the Departmental Staff, Visitors, Guides, and Safari Drivers. Individuals and groups who are not complying with the measures will not be provided with visitor facilities.
Department of Wildlife Conservation Hotline.
Visitor Services Reservation Counter – 011 2888585(ext 400)
Deputy Director (Visitor Services) – 011 2888585(ext 409)