The Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation Ministry plans to put up a mini zoo in battaramulla to coincide with the commonwealth heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in November. The mini zoo which covers an extent of 3.5 acres will be establishes close to th Folk Arts Centre in battaramulla. The estimated cost of construction is Rs.10million. in addition, a model Sri Lankan village depicting the Sri Lankan culture and identify will also be st up in the Folk Arts Centre premises.

A cultural centre and Laksala centre will also be established in this premises to boost tourism.


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