A new access road will be introduced to the Udawalawa National Park enabling people to view locations that have not been sighted hitherto.
The Udawalawa National Park which spans nearly 80,000 acres of land, is located bordering the Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. The access roads from the Uva Province boundary were limited to one side due to the Walave River. The other boundary comes within the Sabaragamuwa Province. It spans 10,000 hectares and there is no entrance road from this side. A road network and an entrance to the National park from the Sabaragamuwa Province, constructed across the Handaganapura area in Balangoda, as a solution to this problem is nearing completion.
The road network, built according to a concept of Chief Minister Mahipala Herath has cost 2.2 million rupees. It consists of 18 small bridges. The construction of the bridges was launched recently.