Navy reaches milestone in Green Project
[February 25 2018]
Joining with the national environmental protection
campaign, the Sri Lanka Navy has completed planting 100,000 mangrove
plants in selected areas in country. The island wide project is being
carried out under the Navy's Marine Eco-friendly projects.
According to Navy media, the Steering Committee for
Marine and Eco Friendly Projects and Marine Conservation and Monitoring
Unit are exclusively established in the SLN to implement and monitor
such projects. All Naval Commands engage in marine and environment
conservation activities with the assistance of governmental and
non-governmental organizations. SLN has planted these 100,000 mangrove
saplings across the country during the last two years in collaboration
with the sea ecology, Small Fishers Federation and other organizations.
Awareness programmes are also conducted to educate the masses of the
importance of protecting mangrove forests.