President Rajapaksa has declared open the new entrance of the Yala National Sanctuary.
The opening of the Galgedora entrance to the third Division of the Yala National Sanctuary took place under the patronage of the President. The Third Division of the Sanctuary spans 4200 hectares. The new entrance is located facing the Buttala main road. The new entrance leads to a beautiful location of the Sanctuary rife with bears. More than 250 thousand tourists had visited the Sanctuary last year. Earnings that year exceeded 190 million rupees. It is hoped that the number of visitors would further increase with the opening of the new entrance.