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“Great initiative!”

Our Turtle Conservation Project
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice project from somebody who seamed to really care about these animals. It's a fine place to visit, although our tuktuk had difficulties finding it. The owner was explaining everything very clearly and the story was solid. After this you can make a donation if you want and drink something in the cafe.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Fantastic insight to the plight of turtles and the wonderful work these people are doing to increase the survivorship of baby turtles

Thank DavidAlbany
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

this sanctuary is just a bit further south on the beach from the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

It isn't well signposted but it is well worth the effort to find it

for a small fee of 500lkr (£2.40) Milan will show you all the turtles he has and tell your the story of how each came to be there. Some unfortunately will never leave due to their severe injuries.

Milan is passionate about his turtles and so i would encourage everyone to pay him a visit and donate a bit to help him along

Thank roamingjode
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

we stumbled across this when we had lunch on Lavinia Beach. the man in the restaurant said we should call in and we set off along the railway line to find it.

Just to the south of The Mount Lavinia Hotel (across a shabby stretch of beach decimated by the Tsunami) we found it.

we are so glad we did as this worth while cause needs all the help and support it can get.

it isnt some big swanky purpose built tourist attraction. It is a few passionate local people led by Milan and doing their best to help these amazing creatures, from huts along the beach.

they told us they lost 4 turtle tanks in the tsunami and are gradually rebuilding to accommodate more.

for just a small fee - 500rp or less than £4.50 - Milan talks you through the turtle tanks and lets you hold some of the turtles. He is trying to educate local fisherman and residents about the importance of protecting these magnificent creatures.

the climax of our visit was to release a turtle each into the ocean. Amazing feeling.

please take the time to seek him out and support him

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Reviewed August 26, 2017
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