Jan 05, 2018

Safari jeeps to Yala increased

The government has agreed to increase the number of safari jeeps entering the Yala Wild Life Sanctuary daily to 600.

Due to the restriction imposed recently limiting the number of safari jeeps that enter the sanctuary on a daily basis, foreign tourists were greatly inconvenienced, said the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, urging President Maithripala Sirisena and the relevant authorities to pay attention to this matter.

Accordingly, during the discussions held in this regard, it was agreed upon to permit the increase of safari jeeps entering the park daily from 500 to 600.

It was revealed during the discussions that due to the limiting of jeeps to 250 during the morning and 250 in the evening, many tourists who visit the Yala sanctuary have had to turn back without the opportunity to enter the park.