Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to preserve rare native dry zone plants by ex-situ conservation
Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 10:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, taking measures to preserve the rare and wild native plant species of the dry zone, plans to set up a new plant house for those plant varieties at the Mirijjawila Dry Zone Botanical Garden.

Plants that are native to the dry zone will be grown in the new plant house that is to be located in a 6,000 square feet area.

Director-General of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Dr. Siril Wijesundara told the media that some of the more rare and wild varieties will be preserved in the gardens using the ex-situ conservation method.

Dry zone represents almost one third of Sri Lankan forest ecosystem, and 95 percent of its vegetation has been lost in the last 20 years alone.

The plants will also be exhibited to the public to raise awareness.

The Mirijjawila Botanical Gardens that was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last November is the only Dry Zone Botanical Garden in the country situated in land mass of 300 acres of land at Mirijjawila in Hambantota district .

A large number of herbal plants, endangered plants, and plants endemic to Sri Lanka's dry zone have been planted in the garden.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Army allocates land free to set up new businesses for victims of Salawa explosion
-- [2 hours ago]
Government rejects former president's allegations of selling national assets
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Fisheries Minister appoints committee to study illegal fishing methods
-- [3 hours ago]
Fitch Ratings lowers Sri Lankan banks sector outlook for 2017 to negative from stable
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka aims to make Hambanthota Port an income generating enterprise with Chinese support
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's President calls for averting environment conducive for bribery and corruption in government
-- [5 hours ago]
New plan to revive Sri Lanka's struggling handloom industry
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints ministerial sub-committee to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030
-- [7 hours ago]
Largest ever cocaine haul in South Asia detected in India-bound ship at Sri Lanka port
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian Garment N Fabric Expo - 2017 in Sri Lanka next month
-- [7 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.