Minister Basil Rajapaksa has underscored that development should be undertaken without harming the environment.
The Minister laid this emphasis addressing the national ceremony on Environment Day. It was held at the Bandaranaike Vidyalaya in Gampaha. The value of the environment should be clearly identified. Mr. Rajapaksa pointed out that development work should be carried out in an environment-friendly manner.
Ministers Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Maithripala Sirisena also addressed the ceremony. Deputy Ministers and Regional Political leaders were among those present. The Parliamentarians presented Environment awards.