|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Population||Approximately 21 million|
|Average temperature||27° - 31°C (81° - 88°F)|
|Currency||Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)|
|Languages spoken||Sinhalese, Tamil and English|
Established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop thriving at the time in Nuwara Eliya and was turned into a Botanical garden since in 1884. Over 10,000 species of plants can be found including Orchids and Roses. The best time to visit the park is during the spring season of April.