The Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is famous for its bird life, particularly the large flocks of waterfowl and waders.
The park is 391 kilometers (243 miles) southeast of Colombo, located on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka and is adjacent to Yala National Park. Kumbukkan Oya forms the southern boundary of the park.
The Kumana National Park was formerly known as Yala East National Park known, but changed on September 5, 2006 in its present name.
About 20 lagoons protect the extensive birdlife of the national park.
The lagoons are shallow with a depth of less than 2 meters (6.6 ft). Kumana Villu is subject to occasional flooding with seawater.
The Kumana area is part of an ancient civilization and goes back to the 3rd century BC. In the region were among other rock inscriptions from the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. Chr. Found.
The Kumana National Park lies on the route of the traditional pilgrimage to the Hindu temple in Kataragama, in which Tamils and Sinhalese participate.