A separate rest area will be constructed for local and foreign tourists coming to Yala to rest during the day.

Around 400 vehicles with local and foreign tourists enter the park daily to watch wild animals. So far, these local and foreign tourists did not have a suitable place to rest during the day while visiting the forested areas.

It is not allowed to wander in the forest, especially for two hours from noon to 2:00 p.m. So far, the vehicles have been parked at various places during that time cause nuisance to the wild animals.

The Wildlife and Forest Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera advised its Director General to build a leisure complex to provide facilities for local and foreign tourists to participate in educational programs, food and beverages.

This rest area has also been allocated in the Pattanangala Block B section of the Yala Forest, and the necessary facilities will be provided to park at least 200 vehicles there.

This rest area has been built in such a way that it does not harm the wild animals and flora, and the food and beverages needed by the tourists as well as the programs to inform the tourists about the wild animals and flora of Sri Lanka are to be started.

The ministry said Rs. 56 million would be spent by the Wildlife Department for this purpose.

Source – Daily Mirror