Great NP for bird watching and photography. Famous for its nesting colonies of water birds. Leopard, elephant and bear are also sighted in this park. The park has a great many ancient archaeological sites and cave inscriptions that date back many centuries.

Ancient monastic temples lie on the park periphery. Kumana is also close to the superb surfing beaches of Arugambay. Kumana National Park was named in 1979 (whilst Yala East game sanctuary was initially proclaimed in 1938). Many a hunters adventures are recorded in the old Yala East sanctuary.