Yala National Park  
යාල ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය  
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 Description:   Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (Block 1), and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres and is located about 300 kilometres from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.  
 Province   Uva  Direction:   https://www.yalasrilanka.lk/  
 District   Monaragala    
 City   Kataragama  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Scenery      Related links:   https://srilankasafa  
 Best exposure   N/A            
 Opening time   N/A          
 Entry fee   N/A     GPS :   6.51274, 81.32853  
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