Saturday, January 25, 2020

Beddagana Wetland Park

Beddagana Wetland Park
Beddagana Wetland Park is an urban wetland park situated in Beddagana in Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte, Sri Lanka. The park is maintained by the Urban Development Authority.

History
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The Beddagana Wetland park is located within the Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Sanctuary declared by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1985. The park was designed by the Urban Development Authority to control the flood in the urban area, to provide a refuge for flora and fauna and to moderate the temperature of the immediate surrounds.

The development process of the wetland was initiated under the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project and was funded with a concessionary loan facility from the World Bank. The park was declared open to the public on 15 June 2016. 

Park
The park which consists of marshy lands and woody patches is located in Diyawanna Oya flood plains and is extending in an area about 18 hectares. It provides habitats for a wide range of wetland species including birds, butterflies, mammals, and other terrestrial and aquatic plant species. Cormorants, Purple Coots, Babblers, Kingfishers and House Crows are some of the common birds found in the wetland. 

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This page was last updated on 25 January 2020
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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