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* Sri Lanka to increase the number of botanical gardens
Sun, May 2, 2010, 09:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Economic development has decided to increase the number of botanical gardens in the country up to 10 in the near future.

The Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa visiting the Peradeniya Botanical Garden today said the aim of the programme is to boost tourism industry in the island in the post-war era.

The Ministry is considering to conduct joint programmes among the botanical gardens and the zoological gardens in the country.

The Minister further said that the export of ornamental plants will also be encouraged.

Peradeniya, Hakgala and Henarathgoda are the major Botanical gardens in Sri Lanka.


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