Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Horagolla National Park

Horagolla National Park
Horagolla National Park (Sinhala: හොරගොල්ල ජාතික උද්‍යානය) is a low country evergreen forest in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. Extending in an area of 13 ha., it is considered the smallest national park in the country.

The park was originally designated as a wildlife sanctuary on 5 September 1973 but considering its high biodiversity it was upgraded to the state of a national park on 24 June 2004 (Pethiyagoda & Mahaulpatha, 2016).

The forest receives rainfall from North-East monsoons during the months of December to January and South-West monsoons from May to September (Pethiyagoda & Mahaulpatha, 2016). The mean annual temperature lies between 27.0 °C to 28.5 °C (Pethiyagoda & Mahaulpatha, 2016).


1) Pethiyagoda, P.D.R.S. and Mahaulpatha, W.A.D., 2016. Avian Fauna Abundance and Diversity in Horagolla National Park of Sri Lanka. WildLanka Vol.4, No.3. pp. 141-147.

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This page was last updated on 18 February 2023


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