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* Sri Lankan authorities to charge a fee from foreigners climbing Adam's Peak
Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 02:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 02, Colombo: Authorities in Sri Lanka have decided to charge a fee from foreigners who wish to climb Sri Pada, also known as Adam's Peak, the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka.

The Wildlife Conservation Ministry has mooted this proposal with the aim of improving facilities for visitors to the sacred site.

Hundreds of thousands of local and foreign devotees belonged to all four major religions - Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Muslims- trek to the summit of the sacred mountain each year during the season which runs from full moon (Poya Day) of December to the Vesak Poya Day, full moon of May.

Wildlife Conservation Minister Vijithamuni Zoysa has sought the cabinet approval to the proposal to charge a fee from foreign visitors. Local visitors will be exempted from the fee.

According to the proposal, the income from ticket sales will be used to improve facilities for visitors, which include the construction of more toilets along the climb and provide drinking water facilities and eateries along the path to the Adam's Peak.

The Minister has added that the price of tickets for foreigners visiting national wild life parks will also be increased.

The Wildlife Conservation Ministry is currently engaged in improving facilities at sites visited by locals and foreigners.

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