This national park of 27 ha with a short 2km walking track is largely made up of a dense montane forest. Located no more than a 10 minute walk from Firsmead and less than 2 kms from the city center Galway Land Forest was declared a wildlife park sanctuary in 1938 and later elevated in 2006 to a national park status. Be prepared to purchase your entry tickets at over Rs.2000.00 each. Considered by most as overpriced, given the experience on offer. Apart from the flora and fauna the park has very old trees of both local and foreign origin. The field ornithology group of Sri Lanka rate the forest as a significant site and which site is said to have over 20 migrant and 30 native birds.