Bundala National Park popularly known for its plethora of bird life, harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and re-designated to a National Park on 4th January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 245 kilometers (152 mi) southeast of Colombo in close proximity to Yala National Park & Lunugamvehera National Park
Were you ware that Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka?