3.5 million rupees revenue per day for the Elephant Orphanage


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With the commencement of school holiday season, there is a speedy increase in the local and foreign visitors to the Dehiwala zoo and the Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Zoological Director General Anura de Silva told our news team that since the Kandy Aesala Perahera had commenced these days, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was full with foreign tourists.

He said that as a result of the influx of tourists the revenue of the Dehiwala zoo and the Pinnawala elephant orphanage too had increased.

Dehiwala Zoological Director General Anura de Silva said further that accordingly daily the Dehiwala zoo earned a revenue of 1.7 million of rupees and the Pinnawala elephant orphanage earned rupees 3. 5 million.

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