Jul 07, 2017

Criticism over extended zoo hours

Keeping the Dehiwela Zoological Garden open for an extended period will have an adverse impact on the lives of its animals, the Centre for Environmental Justice says.

Its executive director Hemantha Withanage says this will amount to an abuse of animals.

Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera has announced the zoo would remain open for three additional hours, until 10.00 pm, from September 09.