The opening hours of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage have been extended. The feeding of milk to elephants and their activities will be on display daily at 7.00 p.m. too.
Businessmen in the vicinity claim that they incur losses due to the closure of the orphanage at 4.00 p.m. Giving an ear to their problems, Deputy Minister Ranjith siyambalapitiya took the initiative to extend the opening hours This will also give an opportunity to local as well as foreign tourists to visit the Orphanage freely. It would be much beneficial for the local tourists who arrive at the Orphanage from distant locations.