Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park to be closed for next two months

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s best known nature reserve, Yala National Park will be closed for the visitors for two months from September 1, the Department of Wildlife Conservation said.

The park is normally closed for tourists during the dry season, from September 1 to October 15 in order to allow the animals to maintain their natural routine and also to improve the infrastructure of the park.

According to the wildlife officials, the park closes during the driest month since the animals have to roam a long distance searching for water and visitors frequenting the area would obstruct their activities.

Wildlife Department says Yala and Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya bring the highest revenue. However, Yala due to its vast extent needs a substantial amount of maintenance work.

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