Somawathi sacred place is a historically and religiously important place for Buddhist. The cleanliness of the place is important for the devotees and also for the scenic beauty. Under the theme of “Green sacred place without waste” program was launched on 16th July 2019 at the Somawathi sacred place under the patronage of Ven. Pahamuune Sri Sumangala, Chief Incumbent of Somawathi Rajamaha Viharaya.
Under the guidance of Mr. Isura Devapriya, Chairman CEA and Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General, CEA the program was initiated. Chairman, Lankapura Pradeshiya Sabha, and Police OIC Pulasthigama also participated in this program.
Environmental Pioneer from Kirimetiya Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa, Sewamuktha Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa, Weerapura Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa and Ambepura Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa has done an awarenesses for the devotees in regards to waste management and environment conservation.
Furthermore, Mr. Isura Devapriya, Chairman CEA and Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General, CEA distributed Eco- friendly bags for the pilgrims.
The program was coordinated by Mr. Chandana Senevirathne, OIC, Polonnaruwa District office and other officers.