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* Plans to set up a botanical garden in Northern Sri Lanka to conserve native plants
Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 10:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka in order to conserve plants native to the Northern Province is looking at setting up a botanical garden in the North.

Botanical Gardens and Public Entertainment Minister Jayaratne Herath said that the Northern botanical garden will be set up in the Kilinochchi area and will house all plants native to the Northern region.

He observed that the wet zone botanical garden being set up in the Avissawella area will be completed in the first quarter of this year.

According to the Minister, the wet zone botanical garden will attract many local and foreign visitors due to its close proximity to Colombo.

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