An awareness board displayed at the Trincomalee coastal belt to promote a cleaner greener beach
A beach clean-up week commencing from September 19 to 23 was declared to mark and energize the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 Day. This national programme covered the entire coastal stretch round the country under the theme of ‘Sayura Rakimu Api Surakemu’ (Save the Ocean for our Protection). It was inaugurated by the President himself at the Galle Face Green to clean up the country’s beaches on September 19, 2015. Running parallel with the main programme in Colombo several other events were also held by the government in Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Ampara, Matara, Trincomalee, Galle and Hambanthota districts.
People’s Leasing (PLC) Trincomalee branch singularly sponsored this colourful flagship signature event at Trincomalee in the East coast on September 22, 2015 in partnership with the school children, relevant government organisations and the public.
People’s Leasing being as a responsible corporate collaborated with the Divisional Secretariat in Trincomalee and lead this beach cleaning initiative. This signature event in Trincomalee raised awareness on marine pollution at source to make an edge and attitude change among the public to minimize coastal pollution and to keep the coastal belt cleaner to attract visitors particularly the tourists.
Trinco marine stretch of one kilometre area was cleaned. The chief guest for the significant event was the Chief Minister of Eastern Province, Divisional Secretary, Chairman and General Manager of Marine Environmental Protection Authority, Director of Planning of the District Secretariat, municipal authorities, PLC branch manager and his staff, 500 participants including 150 school children, environmentalists, and representatives of government agencies.
PLC Trinco hosted refreshments and memorabilia among participants. PLC also provided segregated waste collection bins, gloves and garbage bags to facilitate environmental friendly and responsible disposal of waste with a view to redefine the development of rich and sandy marine environment in Sri Lanka.