Little bit about Muthurajawela Marsh
The Muthurajawela Marsh which is also known as ‘the swamp of royal treasure’. It is believed to have originated a 7,000 years ago. The Muthurajawela Marsh is located in the Southern region of the Negombo lagoon, which is 30 km from the city of Colombo. This is the largest saline coastal peat bog in the island and is highly acclaimed for its unique and diverse ecosystem. Moreover, the Marsh is one of the 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka. The marsh is home for about 192 species of plant, 209 types of animals and 102 kinds of birds. Most people visit Marsh to have a look at the wildlife and the local agriculture and forestry. They also offer, sightseeing, boat tours and are known as a popular local and tourist destination.
Do not forget to visit the Muthurajawela Visitor Centre where you can get all the informaiton related to this beautiful wetland.