Construction work on the Botanical Gardens in the dry zone has reached the final stages. It is the first to be established in a dry zone in Sri Lanka.
The Botanical Gardens is coming up at Mirijjawila in Hambantota. It spans 300 acres. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa during a visit to monitor the construction was optimistic that the Botanical gardens could be vested in the public during the latter part of this year.
Mr. Rajapaksa said they plan to develop it as a local and foreign visiting centre. It will include ornamental flower cultivation, commercial flower cultivation and facilities to undertake studies on trees. Deputy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya also joined in this visit.