As the further step of “Husma Dena Thuru” program which was started under the concept of Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment with the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment and Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and Access Engineering PLC a tree planting program was conducted on 8th April, 2021 at the 92 Km post of the Southern express way.
The program was organized by the Southern Provincial Office of the CEA. Parallel to this “Husma Dena Thuru” program, the Research and Development Unit (R & D) of the CEA developed an Arc GIS App to monitor the progress of the tree planting program island wide. In this event the R & D Unit used this app for the first time to include the initial data of tree planting and further this App will be used for other tree planting programs also.
In this occasion, Mr. Susantha Wedage, Director, Southern Province Office, CEA, Mrs. Shyamani Periyapperuma, Director, Environment Promotion, CEA, Dr. Ajith Gunawardhane, Actg. Director R & D, CEA, Mr, Lagath Gamlathge, General Manager - Access Engineering PLC, Ms. Chinthika Lakmali, Manager HR, Access Engineering PLC and relevant officers from Southern province office, Environment Promotion Unit and R & D Unit and Access Engineering PLC also participated.
Furthermore, representing the Ministry of Environment Mr. T H M P Sagara, Minister’s public relation Assistant Secretary/ Project coordinator, also participated in this event.