Free entrance to zoo for two days
Elephant dance is one of the attractions at the zoo
Entrance to the Dehiwala National Zoological gardens will be totally
free of charge for two days starting from today to children below 12
years, said its Director General Bhashwara Senanka Gunaratne.
This decision had been made on the advice of Economic Development
Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
This decision was taken to give children an opportunity to gain
knowledge about animals and make the future generation love and care
"Since it is school holidays it is expected that parents will make
best use of this opportunity," the Director General said.
He said modernization programs are being conducted at a cost of Rs
1,200 million. These programs aim to develop the zoo in to an animal
friendly environment. Arrangements are also underway to open two new
zoos in Hambantota and Wagalla in Pinnawela in the near future.