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Maduru oya NP
Maduru oya NP
Maduru oya NP
Maduru Oya National Park is a national park of Sri Lanka‚ established under the Mahaweli development project and also acts as a catchment of the Maduru Oya Reservoir. The park was designated on 9 November 1983.[2] Providing a sanctuary to wildlife‚ especially for elephants and protecting the immediate catchments of five reservoirs are the importance of the park. A community of Vedda people‚ the indigenous ethnic group of Sri Lanka lives within the park boundary in Henanigala.[3] The park is situated 288 kilometres (179 mi) north-east of Colombo.[
The Maduru Oya National Park is located in the Dry Zone and is 300 k.m. away from Colombo and 58‚849 hectares in extent. A wide variety of wildlife including some endemic birds species and reptiles are found here. Maduru Oya is rich in ancient ruins found in different places and its southern parts provide veddhas‚ indigenous people their living environment. Endemic purple monkey is among the important animal species that can be seen in addition to Sambhur‚ a member of the cat family etc. There is some endemic avifauna also found within this Park.
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314 km away from Colombo

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