The main event of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week and Coastal Cleanup Programme organised by the Marin Environment Protection Authority and Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management was held in Galle under the patronage of Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva on Friday.
The programme initiated following the Blue Green concept of President Maitripala Sirisena and Mahaweli Development and Environment was also attended by Marine Environment Protection Authority chairman Rear Admiral (Rtd) Rohana Perera and Coast Conservation and Coastal Resource Management Department director general B.K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi.
Schoolchildren and teachers, officials of the Galle district office, Galle Four Gravets Divisional Secretariat office, Southern Provincial Environment Ministry and representatives of environment organisations participated.
A cleaning programme along the beach at Devata, Galle followed the inauguration of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week.
Source: 26/09/2016 Daily News http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2016/09/26/local/94040