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    "Wana Ropa" National Tree Planting Month begins tomorrow

    September 30, 2015

    The Inaugural ceremony of ‘Wana Ropa’ National Tree Planting Programme will take place on Thursday (Oct.01) at 9.30 am. at Karagahagedera in Hettipola Road, Kuliyapitiya.

    The Conservator General of Forest Anura Satharasinghe will be the Chief Guest. 
    The organizors of the 'Wana Ropa' programme Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry said that a national tree planting programme will be implemented in the month of October 2015 in District and Divisional Secretariat division levels within the island. The programme will include various activities such as increase of forest cover, increasing the quality of the forest cover, conserving the Sri Lankan biodiversity and natural echo system, utilization of waste lands for tree planting, promotion and management of commercial forest cultivation. The contribution of private and non-government organizations too will be obtained for the success of the project.
    It is also proposed to implement awareness programmes on environmental conservation, soil conservation projects, and various activities in provincial level in the month of October in each year.

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