This is the only dry zone arboretum in Sri Lanka, established over 50 years ago by a british sailor. Sadly he was educated at Eton and sadly like one of prime minister he separated himself from the Europe and settled there for a long time until retirement when he returned to UK.
Here was a land scared by cut trees including native trees such as palm. He established the arboretum and now after almost 650 years it is flourishing.
It a marvelous place to see tons of butter flies, unusual and almost histori trees , bats and many other small birds including a rare giant squirrels.
The current director, a native Sri Lanka has continued to improve on it and it loos great.
You would be advised to visit for a morning or afternoon. It is in close proximity of Dumballa.
Sadly it is not supported by the government and the project is dependent on visitors and donations.
I likes most the rare buts in the old shed and massive formations of butterflies in the late afternoon.
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