Yala National Park, Sri Lanka Nature reserve will be closed from September 1 for the people for 2 weeks, the Department of Wildlife Conservation said.
The National Park is generally closed for tourists throughout the dry season, from September 1 to October 15 in order to enable the animals to keep their natural routine and to enhance the infrastructure of the park.
In line with the wildlife officials, the park closes during the driest month because the animals must roam a long distance trying to find water and traffic frequenting the area will block their actions. But Yala because of its vast extent wants a significant amount of maintenance work.
Yala National Park is going to be reopened for tourists on November 01, said the Director General. Meanwhile, all of the national parks are expected to be closed from the 13th to the 15th of next month (September) because of an islandwide elephant survey.