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Elephants at Minneriya National Park

Flamingos at Bundala National Park

A scenery from Knuckles Forest

Corals at Bar Reef Sanctuary

A scenery from Knuckles Forest

Contact Information
Location: No. 1090, Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha, Rajagiriya
Phone: +94 11 367 1490 | Email : info@msdw.gov.lk
Openning hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera

Minister of Agriculture and Wildlife & Forest Resources Conservation


Electoral District – Hambanthota
Political Status – Cabinet Ministor

Mrs. R.M.C.M.Herath

Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife & Forest Resources Conservation


Prior to the present position she had served as the Secretary-State Ministry of Mahaweli, Additional Secretary-Ministry of Irrigation, Land Commisioner General-Department of Land, Deputy Director General-Mahaweli Authority, Additional Secretay-Ministry of Education etc., during her 27 years carrier as an officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service. Before join in the SLAS she had served 5 years period as a School Teacher.

About Us

Ministry of
Agriculture and Wildlife & Forest Resources Conservation

Ministry of Wildlife & Forest Resources Conservation was established as per the Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification No. 2187/27 dated 9th August 2020. The Portfolio of this Ministry holds by Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera while Mrs. R.M.C.M.Herath is the Secretary of the Ministry.

News and Events

Latest News & Events

International Cheetah Day – December 04
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World Wildlife Conservation Day – December 04
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International Jaguar Day – November 29
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Bison Day – November 05
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World Lemur Day – October 28
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World Gibbon Day – October 24
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Departments

Departments under our ministry

The Ministry has been established on the purview of fostering bio diversity by conservation of Wildlife & Forest and expanding natural forest cover through environmental sensitive forest plantations and conservation of natural environment of wildlife.

Institute

Institutions relevant to the Ministry

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Forest Conservation
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Wildlife Conservation
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State Timber Corporation
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National Zoological Gardens
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Wild Life & Memories

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Unforgettable Wild Memories

A special incident faced by a wild officer is discussed here. In addition, a detailed account of the park / sanctuary where the incident had occurred is also discussed aiming to provide knowledge to school &university students and general public.