President Ranil Wickremesinghe embarked on an inspection tour of the Yala
National Park on Sunday. During the visit, he highlighted the option of purchasing park tickets online for both local and foreign visitors. Acknowledging the arid climate, the President also observed efforts to rejuvenate dried-up water ponds within the park.

Accompanying him were Minister
Harin Fernando and American Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mrs Julie Chung
Also present is Jamie Mead, Senior Operations Director (South East).
Asia) of the Hilton Hotels Group, Josh Roberts, Senior Operations Director (Asia &
Australasia), Sri Lanka Hilton Hotels Group Regional General Manager Manesh Fernando,
Hilton Yala Resort General Manager Gitanjali Chakravarthy, Mr. Muruga Pillai, Director of
Melwa Hotels & Resorts Private Limited, and several other