Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Touchwood continues with sandalwood planting programme

As another step of Sandun Arana National Programme, which is operated with the guidance of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Touchwood PLC, sandalwood plants to be planted at Namal Uyana were handed over under the patronage of Ven. Wanawasi Rahula and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksha, at the Namal Uyana World Heritage Site recently.

According to the Red Data of IUCN, sandalwood is one of the plants faced with the threat of extinction. Sandun Arana National Programme has taken necessary steps to plant the valuable sandalwood plant in sacred places, government institutions and jungle gardens in order to protect it. Nearly three hundred thousand plants have been planted under several projects all over the country.

source - www.dailymirror.lk

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