Sri Jayewardenapura Sanctuary
This area is protected as a sanctuary which comes under the purview of the Department of Wildlife Conservation and 449 hectares in extent. A walk on the footpaths along the marshes during early mornings, particularly during the migrant season, is worth for those interested in watching some local and migrant species. It is also popular due to its close proximity to the city.
How to get there:- Colombo -Rajagiriya -100m before the parliament, turn right on to "Japan Friendship Mawatha" - drive for about one km and you will come across some marshy areas on the left (20 Minutes).
BIRDS: Lesser Whistling Teal, Black-Winged Stilt, Eurasian Golden Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Asian Openbill, Common Kingfisher, Spotted Dove, Pintail Snipe, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Black-Headed Oriole, Ashy & White Browed Prinia, White Breasted Water Hen, Purple Coot, Little Grebe, Wood & Common Sandpipers etc.