Season of pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak comes to an end

Season of pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak comes to an end

Season of pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak comes to an end

Written by Staff Writer

05 May, 2015 | 8:52 am

The annual pilgrimage season to Adam’s Peak will come to an end today.

The Central Environment Authority says that plans have been made to implement a programme to remove garbage that have been left behind by pilgrims.

Chairman of Central Environment Authority Professor Lal Dharmasiri speaking on the issue said:

During the season pilgrims have left behind garbage knowingly or unknowingly, during their journey. At present there is a large stock of garbage on either side of the steps to adam’s peak. The Central Environment Authority is planning on getting involved in cleaning this.

Also authority implemented a similar campaign a month ago and during this campaign we collected over 800 kilogrammes of plastic bottles. Many volunteer organisations have come forward to help us. An old boys’ association of a school in Kegalle has volunteered to help us and accordingly they will be coming here on Saturday.

In conclusion, he said that the authority hopes to clear whole area soon.

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