... Postcard nr6 from the wonderful serie "Unseen Sri Lanka" and a new National Park... a stunning peaceful view of the largest man-made reservoir in Sri Lanka providing water, habitat and livelihood for man, birds and beast... Gal Oya National Park is most famous for swimming elephants and it is the only national park offering you the great experience of a Boat Safari in Sri Lanka... Thanks so much Ravindra!! \_(♥‿♥)_/
Gal Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Senanayake Samudraya was built under the Gal Oya development project by damming the Gal Oya at Inginiyagala in 1950. This giant reservoir is bordered by the rising mountains of Inginiyagala.
This reservoir that irrigates the dry lands of the east of Sri Lanka, remains a glorious testament to the most ambitious irrigation development project undertaken immediately after the Independence.
Senanayaka Samudraya - Inginiyagala