Action Will Be Taken To YALA Incident


February 22, 2022


The recent incidents at the Yala National Park, which drew wide publicity on social media, will be addressed, Sri Lanka Tourism said.

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairperson Kimarli Fernando told media on the sidelines of an event in Colombo, that social media had drawn attention to a number of incidents in Yala.

She said that the SLTDA has been aware of over visitation and other issues in Yala.

Safari jeeps surrounding elephants and some animals attacking jeeps are a few of the incidents which drew strong reactions on social media in the recent past.

Fernando said that social media put these issues in the spotlight and action will be taken to address them.