This national park also serves as a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. It is situated 261km southwest from Colombo. You can visit to the park from the closest cities – Hambantota, Kataragama and Sooriyawewa. The national park is an important habitat for water birds and elephants.

Sri Lankan elephant, water buffalo, Sri Lankan sambar deer, wild boar, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, grizzled giant squirrel, Sri Lankan axis deer and Asian palm civet are some of the common mammals. Mugger crocodile is one of the aquatic reptiles. Large water birds such as grey heron, black-headed ibis, Asian openbill, painted stork and spot-billed pelican live here.

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