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Angamedilla National Park

Angamedilla National Park

Angammedilla National Park is a national park located in the Polonnaruwa district. Established in 2006, it is one of the newest national parks in Sri Lanka and is managed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The main purpose of the Angammedilla National Park is to protect the drainage basin of Parakrama Samudra. In addition, Angammedilla National Park protects the drainage basins of the Giritale and Minneriya irrigation tanks. Angamedilla National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Angammadilla National Park has located 225 km from Colombo in the Polonnaruwa District. From Polonnaruwa travel approximately 14.6 km along the Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway and then turn to Elahera – Giritale Road. Travel approximately 5.8 km along Elahera – Giritale Road to reach the Angammedilla National Park.

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A range of mountains stretch from Giritale to Minneriya throughout the park, and during the rainy season, most of the rain falls over the plains. The vegetation of the garden is a mixture of wet and dry zone plants as the climate of the garden is a mixture of both wet and dry. In addition to endemic animals such as elephants, deer, buffalo, and peacocks, leopards and lazy bears are also occasionally seen.

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