Zoological, botanical gardens & national parks to be temporarily closed

Zoological, botanical gardens & national parks to be temporarily closed

March 14, 2020   07:09 pm

All zoological gardens, botanical gardens and national parks, which are under the purview of the Departments of National Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Conservation and Forest Conservation, are to be closed for two weeks.

The Department of Government Information announced that this measure will be in effect from tomorrow (15).

Accordingly, National Zoological Garden, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala Zoo, Ridiyagama Safari Park, all botanical gardens and national parks under the Wildlife Department’s purview will be off-limits for the public for the time being.

This decision was taken as a precautionary measure taking into consideration the prevailing threats risks and fears over the wide-spreading coronavirus (Covid-19).

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