Army joins National Campaign and plants thousands of
[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