The World Wetland Day National program was celebrated with the collaboration of Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Central Environmental Auhrity on 2nd of February at Anavilundawa, Ramsar Wetland with the participation of Hon. Wimalaweera Disanayake, State Minister of Wildlife Protection, Adoption of Safety Measures including the Construction of Electrical Fences and Trenches and Reforestation and Forest Resource Development and Hon. Sanath Nishantha, State Minister of Rural and Divisional Drinking Water Supply Projects Development.
The winners of the short video presentation competition organized by the Department of Wildlife were awarded in this program. Furthermore, Mangrove saplings planting program was also conducted in this event.
Mr. S. Amarasinghe, Chairman, CEA, Mr. M G C Sooriyabandara, Director Geneal, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Mr. Chandrasiri Bandara, Puttlam District Secretary and other Senior officers also participated in this occasion.
Mr. D M K Dissanayake, Deputy Director, Puttlam District Office, CEA, Mr. A H M Saffi, EPP District commissioner and Gold Medal Environment Pioneers from Al Aqsa National School participated in the event.