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Pigeon Island

photo taken by Dschen Reinecke - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Sri_Lanka-Trincomalee-Pigeon_Island.JPG
Size 4.6 hectares
Main attraction pigeons

This consists of two small islands off the east coast north of Trincomalee. It has been under Department of Wildlife and Conservation since 1974. Originally gazetted as a sanctuary for the pigeons that lived there but later converted to a national park to protect the coral reefs and soft corals around it.

(Source Daily News - Jayantha Jayawardana)

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Updated March 17, 2007
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