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* Considerable increase in number of tourists visiting botanical gardens in Sri Lanka
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 10:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says a considerable increase in the number of foreign and local tourists visiting the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka has been observed last year and as well as this year.

In 2013 the country has earned Rs.416.5 million from the botanical gardens and in the first five months of this year the income has been Rs.2 19.8 million.

Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation Jayaratne Herath has proposed to established new botanical gardens and improve the facilities at the existing gardens with the view to developing tourism industry in the island.

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the Minister's proposal and accordingly a new Wet Zone Botanical Garden is due to be opened at Avissawella in September 2014.

The cabinet also has given approval to develop the remaining land area under the 2nd Phase of the Mirijjawila Dry Zone Botanical Garden in Hambantota and for relevant activities at the Hakgala Botanical Garden.

A recent report citing the Director General of Department of National Botanical Gardens said that ten botanical gardens would be established in the island within the next two years.

According to the official, an herbal botanical garden is being built in Ganewatta in Kurunegala and other botanical gardens will be established in Sripada, Knuckles, Horton Planes, Sinharaja, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Ambagamuwa for each distinct bio diversity zones.

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