New act to abolish outdated Botanic Gardens Ordinance
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to amend the provisions of the Botanic Gardens Ordinance which is about 90 years old to meet present requirements.
The Cabinet memorandum in this regards was presented to the Cabinet by Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga.
The Botanic Gardens Ordinance No 31 of 1928 as amended by Act No. 32 of 1973 is mainly applicable to the functions of the Department of National Botanic Gardens.