Zoo, botanical gardens and national parks closed

The Zoological gardens in Dehiwala, botanical gardens and all national parks under the purview of the Wildlife Department have been closed.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Ridiyagama Safari Park are among the locations being closed.

The Government Information Department said that they will be closed for two weeks from tomorrow.

The precautionary measure has been taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The animals must heaving a sigh of relief by the closure. Now they can live in peace and go about their life style cycles without the noises and other pollution created by humans. The irony , is that, humans have encroached on their land and are complaining of animal aggression and destruction. The balance of nature has been more than breached and is extremely dangerous in many ways.

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