Sigiriya Sanctuary

Sigiriya Sanctuary
Sigiriya Sanctuary is one of the Sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It lies in the Matale District associated with the environment of the Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

The area was declared a sanctuary on 26 January 1990 (Green, 1990).

Physical features & Climate
The total area of the sanctuary is 5,099 ha (Green, 1990). It surrounds the ancient Sigiriya rock fortress and many other ruined sites (Green, 1990). The topography is flat except for the massive rock outcrop of Sigiriya.

The sanctuary’s vegetation is classified into Sri Lanka monsoon forests. Thunderstorms occur during the northeast monsoon between October/November and the end of December (Green, 1990).
1) Green, M.J.B. ed., 1990. IUCN directory of South Asian protected areas. IUCN. pp.249-245.

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This page was last updated on 23 May 2023
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