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Jetwing Eco Holidays

Jetwing House
46/26 Navam Mawatha
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka.

Phone :
94 11 238 1201 or 94-11-234 5700 (Ext) 559, 561 or 593
Fax :
94 11 462 7743

Our usual office hours are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5 pm. We do access emails intermittently outside these hours. We are at GMT plus 5 hrs 30 mins.

 

Kalametiya

Kalametiya is an extensive area of wetland with brackish lagoons, mangrove swamps, open grassy areas and pockets of scrub jungle. It is an important site for migrant waders and provides an important refuge (one of the few remaining on the southern coastal strip) for the smaller mammals of Sri Lanka.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Almost all of the common wetland birds can be seen here. Sought after species include Slatybreasted Crake, Watercock and Black Bittern. During the northern winter, Glossy Ibis may be present with thousands of waders. Grey Mongoose and Hanuman Langur are the mammals most likely to be seen.

Getting there

Getting there

There are turn-offs to the sanctuary near the 214 and 218 km posts on the A2 near Hungama

Accommodation

Accommodation

In Tangalle is Tangalle Bay Hotel, Eva Lanka Hotel and Palm Paradise Cabanas and a few small guest houses.

Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne,  published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.