Turtle Hatchery – Kosgoda
This Hatchery, run by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka, was started in 1981 to protect local turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors are able to see large glass tanks full of new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the ocean and released, at the age of 2-4 days. Although October-April is the main laying season, eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.