The World Environment Day main program was held on 5th June 2020 at the Mihinthalya Sacred area. Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General of the CEA participated in this occasion and planted a Mee sapling to mark the event.
Apart from that the Central Environmental Authority organized several other programs parallel to the World Environment Day in selected districts. District office of Matara, Badulla & Kegalle conducted several tree planting programs in religious places and selected other places.
In Badulla District the tree planting programs was conducted in Sri Sudarshanaaraama Temple, Haldumulla, Sri Bodhiraajaarama Temple, Uwathenna, Sri Sumanarathna Piriven Viharaya, Welimada, Mariammaan Kovil, Haldumulla, St’Sebestian Church, Haldumulla and Jumma Masjeed Mosque, Guruthalawa and many other places under the supervision of Mr. M A C Najeeb, Director of Uva Province office.
Kegalle District office programs were held on 5th, 6th and 8th June 2020. The tree planting programs were conducted in 9 Divisional Secretaries and 30 religious places, namely Dematanuwa Wajrawansha Temple, Newgala monastery, Ashokarama Temple, Siyambalapitiya, Muttumari Amman Kovil, Atala, etc.
Matara District programs were also held on 6th and 9th of June 2020 with the participation of Environment Pioneers of the district. Matara District office conducted 30 events in several places, namely Sri Vijitharama Temple Alapaladeniya, Sri Jayabodhi Temple,Gandara and Hittetiya Sri Pushparama Temple, Matara, etc…..