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1.1 million plants will be planted

Oct 17, 2010 5:32:52 AM - itnnews.lk

The programme to plant 1.1 million plants countrywide gets underway.

The programme kicked off under the patronage of Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena in parallel to the National Tree Planting campaign which was organized recently. The National ceremony was organized jointly by the External Affairs Ministry and the Foreign Employment Bureau. The Sri Lanka is considered as country rich in biodiversity. The Minister the onus is on everyone to safeguard it and inherit a conducive environment to the posterity. Accordingly, the tree planting programme is in operation to build a Green Country as enunciated in the Mahinda Chinthana. Many officials of the External Affairs Ministry were present on the occasion.