Five of the eight species of remaining sea turtles today, regularly visit the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka To nest. They are the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. In Sri Lanka all sea turtle and their products are fully protected under fauna and flora protection Ordinance. Anyone found to be violating the condition of the Ordinance is able to face a substantial fine and/or prison term. Sea turtle frequent the western coastline and areas famous for turtle watching, which is a fascinating experience, are beaches around Induruwa and Kosgoda.
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