To commemorate the World Wetland Day, which falls on 2nd of February 2020, the Central Environmental Authority has organized a number of programs with the assistance of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
To penetrate the message of the importance of protecting and conserving the wetlands among the students and the general public an art competition was organized by the Natural Resource Management unit of the CEA. Out of 200 drawings 130 drawings were selected for the second round for wetland landscape live drawing.
The program was held at the Diyasaru Park, Battaramulla on 16th January 2020 with the participation of Mr. S. Amarasinghe, Chairman, CEA, Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General, CEA and other senior officials of the Authority.
By addressing the gathering Mr. Amarasinghe expressed that, conservation of the environment is a policy of the government headed by the President and the wetland Ecosystems play an important role in ensuring the survival of the human being as well as the flora and fauna.