Wilpattu opens in April
The Wilpattu Sanctuary will open for tourists in April, sources told
the Daily News .
The park is controlled at present by Security Forces and Wildlife
Conservation Department officials.
Wildlife officers said they are preparing to take up the challenge to
protect Wilpattu’s diverse wildlife.
According to the Department sources, infrastructure facilities of
this sanctuary covering 131,667 hectares, were being prepared for
tourists. Wilpattu, one of the oldest national parks in the country, was
first declared as a sanctuary in 1905 and its conservation status was
elevated to that of a National Park in 1938.