How Hikkaduwa Sanctuary became a National Park Hikkaduwa area is declared originally as a sanctuary. Then it was declared as a nature reserve and followed as a National Park. Hikkaduwa National Park was established as a full Marine National Park in 2002. Before 1998, Hikkaduwa had more than 180 coral species belonging to 60 Genus. […]
Ussangoda forest to become a National Park In 2006, I was transferred to the Kalamatiya Beat Office. The Ussangoda area was close to the Kalamatia Beat Office. The Ussangoda area was conserved by the Department of Archaeology. The Department Forest Conservation has conserved around the reserve as a buffer zone. Ussangoda is located on the...
Seeing the destruction of rare animals cannot be forgotten In January 2020, I started working at Adam’s Bridge National Marine Park. It was my first assignment as a wildlife Ranger. Thalaimannar was the island’s southernmost point, and there are roughly 17 islands between there and Rameswaran in India. The eight islands that are...
Sigiriya provides a model of reconciliation I assumed duties in Sigiriya Sanctuary as a Beat Officer in 2016. As a tourism area tourist are abundant in Sigiriya. There were officials in charge of various tasks in this area, but there was no connection between them. There was no relationship between the officers of our Department and […]
A new beginning In the year 2002, I worked in Kitulana National Park in Lahugala. I served as a Park Warden in charge of this park, the Kumana and Panama parks. All these parks were closer to each other in the Eastern Province. At the end of 2002, the then government signed a peace accord […]
The crocodile encounter I served as the Park Warden at Horagolla National Park from 2017 to 2021. Our main duties there included providing amenities for visitors, bringing and caring for orphaned cubs and adults, sending the animals to the Atthidia treatment center if they needed to be kept longer, or releasing them back into the […]
A National Park for the Visitors to Small England In the year 2007, it was decided to open the ‘Galves Land National Park’ for the public. At that time, ‘Galves Land’ was a Reserve under the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Although smaller in extent, this area is rich in animals and plants the department as […]
Vigilance prevents a serious accident I was appointed to Ampara on January 4, 2022, as the Assistant Director in charge of Ampara-East. At that time, my service period was 23 years. Ampara East has a substantial extent of forest, including three National Parks and four significant sanctuaries. The three National Parks are MaduruOya, Kumana and...
Pigeon Island is even more beautiful now I took over as Park Warden of Pigeon Island National Park on February 1, 2019. Pigeon Island, which became a sanctuary in 1963, was turned into a National Park in 2003 because of its biological importance, including the coral reefs and fish species around it. Tourists arrive to […]
We were on the same path I joined the Department of Wildlife Conservation as a beat officer in 1998. I was transferred to Polonnaruwa in 2006, where Flood Plains National Park is located. It was a Sunday, when criminal actions like animal hunting are typically committed. Four of us headed in that direction to visit […]
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