Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to establish ten new botanical gardens
Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 07:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 27, Colombo: The Director General of Department of National Botanical Gardens Dr. Cyril Wijesundara said that ten botanical gardens would be established in the island within the next two years.

Recently, the government opened the fourth botanical garden of the island after 137 years and for the first time after the independence.

The new botanical garden, 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.

The other botanical gardens will be established in Sripada, Knuckles, Horton Planes, Sinharaja, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Ambagamuwa for each distinct bio diversity zones, the Director General said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India offers military assistance to modernize Sri Lanka Army
-- [5 hours ago]
Visiting Indian Army Chief meets Sri Lanka's Prime Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s CIC sells Chemifix trademark for Rs 345 million
-- [6 hours ago]
IOM commends Sri Lanka's leadership of the Colombo Process
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka and France renew commitment to deepen engagement in sports development
-- [6 hours ago]
Pakistani naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka port on a goodwill visit
-- [7 hours ago]
Former President says Sri Lanka's economy took a 'palpable' downturn with new government
-- [7 hours ago]
Will never compromise national security, Sri Lankan President assures
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President attends UN climate conference in Paris
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.1 percent in November 2015
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.