The National Environment Day ceremony is being organised at the Bandaranaike Vidyalaya in Gampaha. It was launched with a ‘walk’ organized by Bandarawatta Vidyalaya and Ratnavali Balika Vidyalaya in Gampaha with the participation of students. The aim of the walk was to give a message on the importance of protecting the environment. A number of parliamentarians and Ministers participated in the occasion.
Meanwhile many programmes have been organized throughout the country to observe the World Environment Day. A special workshop was organized at the Dehiwala Zoo on the theme of ecological balance and wildlife conservation. 1100 students from 11 schools participated in the workshop which was organized by the education officer of the zoo Nihal Senarath.