Victoria Randenigala Rantembe sanctuary extends between three big reservoir basins !
Declared as a reserve in 1987, the Victoria Randenigala Rantembe Sanctuary (VRR), north of Badulla, is one of the largest protected areas in Sri Lanka with an area of over 42,000 hectares. Its name comes from three reservoirs that form the sanctuary: Victoria (2.440 hectares), Randenigala (2400 hectares) and Rantembe (1,330 hectares).
The credit of designating the reserve goes to the authorities who in their motivation to protect the upper basin of the Mahaweli Ganga. The major feature of VVR is the aquatic fauna that vary depending on the time of year and rainfall.