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The Central Environment Authority (CEA) has set up a computer data base to monitor the maintenance and the growth of the 1.5 million trees planted on November 15, Chairman Dr. Charitha Herath said.

“Firstly, every tree planted was given a tree growth record card to monitor and record the growth of the tree. The particulars of the tree are downloaded to a data base and regular records of the growth of the tree, manure used, disease, flowering and the bearing of fruits are regularly recorded,” which is the unique to this campaign, Dr. Herath said.

He said the Environment Ministry expects to carry out the tree planting programme annually as a national event. (SAJ)

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  • wellwisher Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:38 AM

    wowo we are in 2050!!!!

    Nina Kamal Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:41 AM

    Seriously!!! some of you folks need to get a better life in this world - rather!!!!

    Saman Friday, 26 November 2010 02:50 AM

    What about the trees being felled illegally in the nature reserves including Wilpattu and in the Knuckles?

    hema Friday, 26 November 2010 03:06 AM

    It is a good thing . LET THE CEA REPORT ON THE PROGRESS IN NOVEMBER 2011. HEMA

    Sunethra Friday, 26 November 2010 03:08 AM

    This is a great idea !
    We can have a new minister as well for this !

    Sicillian Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:35 PM

    Please calculate the ROI before doing it.

    lalith Wije Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:00 PM

    Excellant idea. What about replanting the trees in the areas demarcated for them in the 1970s along D.R Wijewardene Mw where the plots are already available and mango and jack trees were already planted but neglected. Lalith Wije.

    Hettiarachchi Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:12 PM

    I think the Government should monitor the growth of children also in the same way.

    Dissa Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:24 PM

    No computers, or rather anyone to monitor 60,000 families who are affected by the floods ..... phew ...what a country are we in!

    damith Thursday, 25 November 2010 01:45 PM

    havent they got any better things to do. peoples are diying under poverty................

    SuperIdea Friday, 26 November 2010 04:15 AM

    Good move !!!! Cheers to the person who had this idea. We can then better manage our wild life and human elephant conflict.

    Ranjit Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:14 PM

    Good idea but for how long is the question.

    Podi Guru Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:15 PM

    I've nothing against a scheme to keep track of the trees, but how about a similar scheme to keep track of the babies born since the 15th of November?

    Mohamed Shafraz Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:29 PM

    Don't calculate ROI only in money. its very environmental friendly project , Its good move, no point of planting 1.5M treas if there is no proper follow up.

    Neomal Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:35 PM

    Loku gus (Trees) manthri thumata.

    Podi Gus, loku unama mantri thumata

    malkanthi Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:15 PM

    It will be interesting to check how many trees would be remaining out of 11 lakhs planted, on 15 November 2011. Surely by that time this statement is forgotten. This is sri lanka.

    Matara kolla Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:34 PM

    Good move. At the same time need to tighten regulations and increase punishments for illegal felling of centuries old valuable trees. Several incidents this year. Though people were arrested, all came to nothing. According to rumours, either police, govt officials or politicians were implicated.

    Ryan Friday, 26 November 2010 07:51 AM

    You have already neglected the fact that we planted 15 lakhs trees on that day. You should be a Sri Lankan for sure.

    nala3 Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:47 PM

    Better to fix a CCTV as well.

    UAM Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:49 PM

    So we can appoint another minister,& two dupty to look in to this matter. ..and why not 5000 unemployed grauates to water the plants....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 25 November 2010 06:47 PM

    They could also think of appointing some of their party supporters for newly created positions of "tree officers" and also a separate Minister for Trees to oversee these functions.


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