President inaugurates 10,000 villages programme in Kegalle

President inaugurates 10,000 villages programme in Kegalle

President inaugurates 10,000 villages programme in Kegalle

Written by Staff Writer

01 Jul, 2016 | 10:13 pm

The national event to mark the commencement of the construction of ten thousand “Nila Haritha Villages” was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena.The event was held at the Sanasa Education Campus in Paragammana, Kegalle.

A total of ten thousand eo-friendly villages are to be constructed around the country under the “ Nila Haritha Lassana Lanka ” programme.At the last climate change summit held in Paris, a decision was arrived upon by world leaders at the summit to restrict the increase in global temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Based on the decision which was arrived at the summit, the creation of these ten thousand eco-friendly villages stands out in the contribution of curtailing the rise of global warming.

Meanwhile, a cheque was presented as compensation by the President, to the wife of an officer of the Sanasa Education Campus who passed away in the Aranayake Landslide

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