Forest cover of Sri Lanka will be increased to 32 percent within 3 years
Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 20:19
The Inaugural ceremony of ‘Wana Ropa’ National Tree Planting Programme was held today in Kothmale under the patronage of Presidnet Maithripala Sirisena.
The President stated that the forest cover of Sri lanka will be increased to 32 percent from 29 percent within the next 3 years.
The programme will include various activities such as increase of forest cover, increasing the quality of the forest cover, conserving the Sri Lankan biodiversity and natural echo system, utilization of waste lands for tree planting, promotion and management of commercial forest cultivation.