Lunugamvehera National Park in Sri Lanka was declared as a National Park in 1995, with the intention of protecting the catchment area of the Lunugamvehera reservoir and wildlife of the area. Lunugamwehera is an important habitat for water birds and elephants. The catchment area is vital to maintain the water levels of the five tanks in the down stream of Kirindi Oya and wetland characteristics of the Bundala National Park. Lunugamvehera National Park also serves as a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. The National park is falls within the divisional secretaries (DS) divisions of Thanamalwila, Wellawaya, Kataragama, and Buttala in the Moneragala district and DS divisions of Lunugamvehera in Hambantota District.
After being closed due to the Sri Lankan civil war which raged for close to three decades, Lunugamvehera National Park is now open to the general public & it is a must visit National Park to any wildlife enthusiast who would like to enjoy the wilderness in peace & tranquility