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15 November 2011 07:43 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


We must use our own strategies to resolve our challenges whether they are terrorism separatism or environmental issues and must not rely on imported theories and ideologies, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

Addressing the main ceremony of the ‘National Tree Planting Programme’ at the Rajamalwatta Ground in Battaramulla today, President Rajapaksa stressed that Sri Lanka possesses age old traditions, cultural and religious values capable of resolving any of our problems.

“We are a nation that loves the environment and protects our fauna and flora. Giving protection to the environment and maintaining the natural habitat is an important part of our culture, religion and has been our way of life for centuries. No one has the right to claim to be a son or a daughter of the soil if he or she has failed to plant a tree,” President Rajapaksa emphasised.  

“The National Tree Planting Programme is a service aimed at the future generation of Sri Lanka. The 1.1 million trees to be planted today is a sustainable protection to the natural habitat of the country. If the present generation enjoys the benefits of the actions taken by our ancestors to protect the environment, it is our duty to act in the same way for the benefits or the future generation.” he said. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 3

  • modacomments Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:52 AM

    try not to use imported funds and we will have to shut the country down!!

    A.U.J Wednesday, 16 November 2011 06:18 AM

    It is a very good move .Let us all join together and make
    our country self sufficient in our food .Let it be green
    (no politics) for our enviorement. Funds ,local or foreign,
    are well spent if they are an investment for the future.
    It little matters who does it.

    ELALAN Wednesday, 16 November 2011 02:36 PM

    after indipenden , 50 years past, not work this idea.

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