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    National Marine Resource Conservation Week begins

    September 15, 2017

    The International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Marine Resource Conservation Week was started at Crow Island in Mattakkuliya under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (15th Sept.).

    The program was held in parallel to the International Coast Conservation Day which is held on the third Saturday of September every year.


    The National Marine Resource Conservation Week will start tomorrow and end on 22nd September. During this week a cleaning program of coral reefs and mangroves as well as cleaning of coastal belt and awareness program has been planned by the Marine Environment Protection Authority.


     More than 1,500 persons in all ministries, departments, local government offices, District Secretariats, in coastal areas, Tri Forces, Police, Civil organizations, university and school children will engage in these programs.

    Last modified on Friday, 15 September 2017 16:54

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