Udawalawe sanctuary re-opens day to limited areas of park
[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 March 2008, 13:34 GMT]
Udawalawe national sanctuary in the south was re-opened Saturday March 1 for local and foreign tourists after the closure of several weeks due to attacks. Tourists are allowed to the sanctuary daily from 6 a.m. till 5.30 evening after they prove their identity with legal documents and passports, sources said.
Tourists have been asked not to take liquor and polythene to the sanctuary. Tourists including foreign are subjected to body checks by the security personnel posted there, sources said.
The bungalows within the park are not rented for use by visitors, and local residents said the tour is confined to limited areas as the guides were reluctant to go to deeper areas of the park.