Written by Staff Writer
01 Sep, 2019 | 9:13 pm
COLOMBO (News1st):- At a time where marvels of nature such as the Ella forest reserve which attracts a large number of tourists and had garnered the attention of the globe, was burnt due to the recent wildfires and was left neglected without any authority taking action to prevent it. Gammadda V Force joined with the Sri Lanka Army and with several other Environmental Organizations in Sri Lanka, marking the first step of preventing such disasters and to preserve these natural resources by launching a tree planting program in the destroyed areas of the Ella Forest Reserve today (September 1).
This endeavour was undertaken with the sole intention of fulfilling a national requirement and a need. After attending religious observances the teams carried many plants to the destroyed areas through an arduous path. Many varieties of plants such as Runa, Sapu, Kudu-Dawula, Sudu-Handun, Gammalu, Nelli, and Pihimbiya were taken to the mountains in large numbers to be planted in a 10 acre damaged area in Kithul Ella of the Ella Forest Reserve.
It was a significant feat to have seen The Uva Provincial Council, Department of Forest Conservation, Department of Wild Life, Central Environment Authority, Sri Lanka Army, Ella Divisional Secretariat, Ella Tour Guides Association and Sri Lanka Police also joining hands with the Gammadda V Force in this endeavour. Governor of the Uva Province, Maithri Gunaratne and officials from The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited were also present at the event.
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