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Rs 72 million for botanical gardens development - Prasanna

Rs 72 million have been allocated to develop botanical gardens this year, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

He was participating an inspection tour at the Mirijjavila Botanical Gardens in Hambantota on Monday.

He said that the ongoing development work of five botanic gardens will be completed by the year end.

The Mirijjavila Botanical Garden extends to about 300 acres and development work has been completed in 200 acres. He said Rs 8 million has been allocated to develop the land and road network in the garden in the next three months.

The Minister said that an attractive publicity campaign has to be made for the garden as people are not aware of it that much. He gave the relevant instructions to the Botanical Gardens Department Director General.

He said that money has been allocated to develop the Peradeniya, Seethawaka and Gampaha Botanical Gardens as well.


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