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Muthurajawela Wetlands


Muthurajawela Wetlands

The Muthurajawela wetlands are a marsh found close by to the Negombo Lagoon. It is situated 30 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo. Muthurajawela translates to the “Swamp of Royal Treasure and”Supreme Field of Pearls”.It is Sri Lanka’s largest Saline coastal peat bog. What makes The Muthurajawela wetlands unique is the fact that it is one of Sri Lanka’s only Coastal wetland with a marsh lagoon complex.


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This wetland park is home to a wide variety of Flora and Fauna. With over 194 species of Flora spread throughout the Marsh; this marsh is a paradise for nature lovers. Muthurahawela Wetlands is also home to 40 species of Fish, 102 species of birds, 22 species of mammals and over 10 species of reptiles.

This area was declared a sanctuary in the year 1996. With many developments over the years, the Muthurajawela wetlands have become a major local and tourist attraction. Visitors are guided through the marshland using special routes made to preserve the integrity of marsh.

Things to do:

  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching 
  • Boating tours (Starting time 6 AM- Please email for details)
  • Relax amidst nature