Entry Fees Of Zoological Gardens Revised

Shakila Ifham

March 13, 2022


The average revenue at the National Zoological Gardens is Rs. 1,000 million annually, however, it had dropped to Rs. 766 million following Easter Sunday attacks and Covid epidemic, Department officials said adding that on average they get between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors now.

“Recently, at times, visit arrival jumped to more than 8,000 visitors and during school holiday it around 5,000.

However, due to the skyrocketing food prices and medicines, The Department of Treasury yesterday revised the prices of entry tickets for Zoological Gardens.

The Department also said that they would not revise the charges to schoolchildren groups of 25 and tickets would be priced at Rs. 20 each.

The revised prices at the Dehiwala Zoo and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage: Local Adults: Rs. 200/- from Rs. 110 and Local Children: Rs. 50/-from Rs 30

. Ridiyagama Safari Park:Local Adults: Rs. 500/- and Local Children: Rs. 150/-

SAARC countries adults from Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,200 and children from Rs. 400 to Rs. 600.

Foreigners adults Rs. 5,000 and Children Rs. 2,500 from Rs. 3000 and Rs. 1,500. There is no change in the price of the tickets when it comes to different parks.

The entry fee for Zoos and Safar Parks in Sri Lanka were not revised since 2017.