To protect our Wildlife we must conserve our Wilderness and for our Wilderness to be meaningful our Wildlife must be able to roam free within it.
National Parks (N.P) Of Sri Lanka
Name of Park Extent (in hectares)
Wilpattu N.P. 131, 693.9
Somawathie Chaitiya N.P. 37, 762.2
Wasgamuwa N.P. 36, 948
Minneriya N.P. 8 890
Kaudulla N.P. 6, 656
Maduru Oya N. P. 58, 849.8
Victoria-Randenigala-Rantambe N.P. 42, 088.8
Gal Oya N.P. 62, 936
Lahugala-Kitulana N.P. 1, 554
Horton Plains N.P. 3, 159.8
Uda Walawe N.P. 30, 821
Ruhuna (Yala) N.P. 103, 882.9
Yala Strict Natural Reserve 28, 905.7
Yala East N.P. 18, 148.2
Bundala N.P. 6, 216
Lunuganwehera N.P. 29, 000

Other Large Areas Under Protection

Name Extent (in hectares)
Madhu Road Sanctuary 26,677
Giant’s Tank Sanctuary -
Naval Headquarters Sanctuary 18, 130
Ritigala Strict Natural Reserve 1, 528.1
Sigiriya Sanctuary 5, 099.2
Knuckles Range Conservation Area (undergoing status change / increase in extent) -
Piduratalagala Sanctuary -
Hakgala Strict Natural Reserve 1, 141.6
Peak Wilderness Sanctuary 22, 379.9
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 18, 899
Katagamuwa Sanctuary 1, 004
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