CP Governor begins drive to plant 15,000 bamboo saplings

By Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY: Arrangements are being made under the patronage of Governor Central Province Surangani Ellawala for planting 15,000 bamboo saplings on the banks of the Mahaweli Ganga up to Gannoruwa to mark the World Bamboo Day on Sept. 18.

It was decided at a meeting chaired by Governor Surangani Ellawala to request the participation of schoolchildren in the programme in addition to the volunteer groups from several other institutions and organisations.

A meeting to raise awareness of the programme will be held prior to the planting of bamboo saplings at the Gannoruwa Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC) at 8.30 am on Sept. 18.

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