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Sri Lanka to establish 10 new Botanical Gardens

Sri Lanka to establish 10 new Botanical Gardens
Sri Lanka to establish 10 new Botanical Gardens  
The Department of National Botanical Gardens has taken steps to
establish ten botanical gardens in the island within the next two years in
Sripada, Knuckles, Horton Planes, Sinharaja, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and
Ambagamuwa for each distinct bio diversity zones.

Recently, the government opened the fourth botanical garden of the island after
137 years and for the first time after the independence. The new botanicalgarden, Mirijjawila dry zone botanical garden, built on 300 acres of land at
Mirijjawila in Hambantota district is the biggest botanical garden in Sri
Lanka.

The Director General said that a botanical garden is now being
developed in Avissawella in a land of 105 acres with the aim of conserving
threatened wet zone flora.An herbal botanical garden is being built in Ganewatta in
Kurunegala, the official said.

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