a month ago
This is a MUST visit location if you are ever visiting Mannar. The donkeys in Mannar are one of the most notable features in this area. However, due to their abundance, they are often neglected and rejected by the locals. The donkey clinic is a Rehabilitation center for injured and problematic donkeys and also a petting zoo/education center for anyone who likes to come here. The staff here are very friendly and will take you through a tour around their premises and explain the background of the Donkey clinic. The donkeys that are maintained here are rehabilitating donkeys that are to be released back in to the wild and domesticated donkeys. These donkeys are very friendly and will come to you to be petted.
- John S
2 months ago
A great social community project.
- Kelly N
a year ago
Amazing and Endearing Experience Eleven of us in Mannar, on a bird watching tour, were curious when we saw, by the road, directions to “Donkey Clinic and Education Centre”. When we phoned them, their manager, Mr Rojan invited us to visit them. We explained to him that we did not have much free time as we had traveled all the way from Colombo. He suggested that we visit them during the lunch hour and that he would get a home-made meal prepared for us so that we could spend some time at the centre. Our visit to the centre was a memorable, endearing and an educative experience and the rice and curry meal with cuttle fish, as promised, was spicy and tasty. Mr. Rojan the manager gave us a presentation while we were at lunch. In Sri Lanka, from what he said, you can find donkeys only in Mannar and Kalpitiya. They seem to thrive in these areas probably due to the arid conditions akin to those prevailing in Somalia from where Arabian traders brought them to Sri Lanka. Mannar was asso...
- Seevali D

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Olaithoduwai Road
Thailankudiyiruppu 41000
Sri Lanka

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