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Army joins National Campaign and plants thousands of saplings

Army joins National Campaign and plants thousands of saplings

[Jan 06 2017]

A tree planting campaign to coincide with the national tree planting drive have seen troops of the Sri Lanka Army planting thousands of tree saplings in their formations around the country. According to army media sources the programme was held to coincide with the second anniversary of President Maithripala Sirisena in office. More than 13,200 tree saplings of various varieties were planted during the programme on Wednesday (04th Wednesday 2017).

Troops in the East under Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) had planted 5600 saplings. Troops serving under Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) had planted 2800 Mee saplings inside the SFHQ-W premises while troops under Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) were distributed with 2100 saplings of Mango, Ehela, Margosa, Teak and Palmyrah plants to be planted in establishments under the SFHQ-KLN.

Troops under Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) also joined in the green drive by planting hundreds of plants in their respective establishments. Security Forces - Central planted 2400 plants while Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) planted about two hundred plants.

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