Department of Wildlife Conservation has decided to close Wilpattu National Park till 25th May 2016 due to adverse weather conditions in the country. This decision is taken mainly due to that the roads are under water in and out of the park. For visitors whom have reserved the bungalows on these days will be given bungalows on other days when the park is opened.
The other parks are remained opened for visitors and they are advised to be vigilant on adverse weather conditions in the country.
Need regularize the activities of the Sea Turtle Conservation and Study Centres managed by private sector in the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka was identified by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and Regulations for the purpose under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance has been drafted.
Draft regulations can be reached through Sea Turtle Regulations.
New Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya assumed duties on 30th March 2016 at his office.
Yala Galge Entrance is declared opened by Hon. Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Mr. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera with the participation of Hon. Minister of Housing and Construction Mr. Sajith Premadasa and Hon. Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Mrs. Sumedha T Jayasena on 26th March 2016. The road network at Yala Block III/IV & V will be opened to public and this will reduce the vehicle congestion in Yala Block I and II.