Pivituru Lanka - Soba Lanka program:
Over 1.1 m trees to be planted
Under "Pivituru Lanka- Soba Lanka" national tree planting campaign to
celebrate the 65th birthday of President Mahinda Rajapaksa 1.1million
plants are to be planted covering the whole island, said Environment
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. A discussion in this regard was
chaired by Minister Yapa at the Ministry premises yesterday with the
participation of Provincial Council Chief Ministers, the Environment
Minister's Secretary RHS Samaratunga and Central Environment Authority
Chairman Charitha Herath. Central Province Chief Minister Sarath
Ekanayeka was appointed as the chief organizer of this national program.
Ekanayake believes this program would create a Guinness record. This
program will also pave way for carbon trade within the next ten years.