Ministry of Tourism Development and Wildlife Conservation has launched an online entry permit service for national parks to make the process people-friendly and to manage long queues. Visitors to Yala have been seen queuing up from as early as 4.30am to gain entry.
The first phase has begun yesterday. The online service will only be available at larger parks such as Yala at first. It will be gradually expanded to include all national parks in Sri Lanka. Visitors can reserve e-tickets using the web site www.dwc.gov.lk.