Kalawewa National Park in Sri Lanka

Kalawewa National Park

Place Anuradhapura
District Anuradhapura District
Province North Central Province
Country Sri Lanka

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Kalawewa National Park, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka .

Living elephants

At the Kalawewa National Park lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Gotabhaya
  2. Neela
  3. Rathaka
  4. Vibhishana
  5. Vijaya
and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database.

Comments / picturesKala Wewa, built by the King Datusena in 460 A.D, is a twin reservoir complex (Kala Wewa & Balalu Wewa) which has a capacity of 123 million cubic meters. This reservoir complex has facilitated with a stone made spillway and three main sluices. From the central major sluice, a 40 Feet wide central conveys water to feed thousands of acres of paddy lands and ends at the historical capital Anuradhapura city tank Tissa Wewa meandering over 87 km (54 mi) at a slope of 6 inches per mile and is another wonder of primeval hydraulic engineering facility in ancient Ceylon.

Adding another national park to Sri Lanka’s protected areas, the government declared the wilderness around Kalawewa and Balaluwewa a sanctuary. GPS radio-tracking of a female and male elephant by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Centre for Conservation and Research has shown that some of the herds remain in the vicinity throughout the year.

References for records about Kalawewa National Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2023). Kalawewa National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3211. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Litterature about Kalawewa National Park

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Links to websites about Kalawewa National Park

Recommended Links on Internet:

Kalawewa National Park on elephant-news.com

Kalawewa National Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2021-03-09Sri lankan tusker rewatha found dead in kala wewa - Elephant News

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