DSI plans massive clean-up of Galle Fort
DSI has stepped in to carry out a massive cleaning up campaign in the
Galle Fort on March 11, as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
"We are celebrating our 50th anniversary in the middle of this year.
We thought of starting off the celebrations by doing something useful to
the community," a spokesman for DSI said.
"Galle Fort being very much part of the country's heritage over
several centuries and in view of its importance as a tourist attraction,
we thought it would be an ideal place for a CSR project to commemorate a
milestone in the history of DSI," he added. "The place should be kept
spotlessly clean to attract visitors and also make it pleasing to the
eye," he said.
Over 3000 members of the DSI family along with several other
institutions will participate in the cleaning-up project which will be
held on the 11th Sunday March morning starting at 7.30.
Joining the project will be the Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva and the
staff of the Galle Municipal Council and the officials of the Galle
Heritage Foundation led by its president Parakrama Dahanayake.
The Galle Division Police Superintendent, S C Vidanapathirana and the
Headquarters Inspector Sathis Gamage along with the staff as well as the
staff of the Gemunu Regiment in Galle led by the Commanding Officer will
The participants will clear up the garbage in the Fort, cut the grass
make the place look neat and tidy.
A three kilometer stretch along the beach from the Navy camp up to
the Lighthouse Hotel has also been earmarked for the cleaning up
To add colour to the event, DSI has planned a Road Show in Galle town
with vehicles plying displaying their range of products.
A festive mood will prevail in the town with colourful flags and
balloons being displayed.
DSI is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of footwear in
Sri Lanka with an established market presence through its strong brand
name coupled with state- of-the-art technology and highly experienced
In addition to footwear, the range of DSI products include tyres and
tubes, rubber products, brushes, clay tiles, bottled water, information
technology, mini hydropower plants and bicycles.
DSI spans its wings beyond the horizon of Sri Lankan shores, catering
to various market segments in Asia, Australasia, Europe, America and
Africa and rapidly expanding and exploring new markets with their
continuous research and development.