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* Pinnawala elephant orphanage earns Rs. 68 mn in August from visitors
Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 02:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's world famous elephant sanctuary at Pinnawala has attracted over 138,000 local and foreign tourists in the month of August, according to the management.

Accordingly, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has earned Rs 68.2 million from the sale of tickets in the last month.

The Assistant Director of the orphanage Mihiran Medawala said local tourist arrivals increased during August due to school vacations and a large number of foreign tourists have also visited the sanctuary.

According to the travel agents, about 80 percent of foreign tourists to the island visit the elephant orphanage. Because of the increase in arrivals to Pinnawala, the income of the hotels and other businesses has also increased.

 

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