Sep 19, 2018

President proposes tree planting on Valentine’s Day!

President Maithripala Sirisena has made a proposal for couples to plant a tree and preserve the environment on Valentine’s Day which is celebrated on February 17.

The President made this suggestion at the Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry progress review meeting.

He noted that during the national tree planting week, every household should contribute by planting a tree as a national responsibility.

The Environment Ministry has taken measures to initiate the planting of 3 million trees island wide during the tree planting week celebrated in October under the guidance of President Sirisena.

Special attention was paid to training the nation to plant a tree in celebrating every special even in the lives of the people.