The Urban Development Authority (UDA) and Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the sustainability of Beddagana Wetland Park.
Beddagana Wetland Park has become an ecological haven for local and foreign tourists. It is a magnificent wetland park that was started in 2014 by the Urban Development Authority under the assistance of the World Bank and handed over to the public in 2016.
This wetland park, which is a part of the Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Bird Sanctuary, is home to many different native bird species, fishes, butterflies, and dragonflies.
The Urban Development Authority is responsible for the maintenance and administration of this park. Numerous unique programs for children, youth and adults are offered there, as well as workshops for schoolchildren, andfield trips for university students. The strongest indication of this park’s recognition on a global scale is the fact that it is currently a member of the (WLI) Wetland Link International -Asia Institute.
Additionally, beginning in 2023, several programs were carried out in this wetland park in association with the (RR-CEA) Ramsa East Asia Wetland Institute. Through this Memorandum of Understanding, which the Urban Development Authority and the Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company signed, the Dilmah has committed to financially sponsor the ongoing park renovations as well asthe chosen educational programs that will be implemented in the Beddagana Wetland Park for one year.
This MoU was signed by Dilhan C. Fernando, Chairman of the Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company, and UDA Chairman, Nimesh Herath.