Lunugamvehera National park is situated in the dry zone of the southern province in Sri Lanka. It consists in an area of 23,498ha and is close to Yala and other National parks. It is a water catchment area for the local reservoir. The park is a corridor for elephants to migrate between the regional national parks and is a heaven for water birds. The park is made up of scrub land, grassland and areas of dense forest.
In addition to elephants the park has many different kinds of animals, to include water buffalo, spotted and sambar deer, wild boar, giant squirrels, mugger crocodiles. Large water birds such as the black headed ibis, white bellied sea eagle, grey heron, painted stork, spot billed pelican thrive in the park.