Birds Research Center & Resort
amed as the largest bird research centre in Asia, the Birds Research Centre and Resort is home to over 200 species of birds. Opened to the public in March 2014 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Centre is spread across an expanse of 50 acres (20.24ha) out of which 18 have been utilised so far.
A breeding ground for rare and exotic bird species-some endangered-the Centre acquires birds through the assistance of foreign bird breeding centres and by exchanging species with zoological gardens around the world. The objective of the Centre is to encourage students to conduct research in ornithology while creating awareness about wildlife, especially birds, among local and foreign visitors.