Planting of Mangroves (Tropical Plants) was held on 18th November 2020 at kappalthurai in Trincomalee.
350 Mangroves plants were planted during this programme and Hon. Governor of Eastern Province Mrs. Anuradha Yahampath was the chief guest of this programme. Mr.Saman Dharsana Pandikorala the Government Agent & District Secretary of Trincomalee, Mrs. Dharshani Lahandapura Attorney-at-Law the Chairperson of Marine Environment protection Authority were also attended this programme.
Hon. Governor of Eastern Province Mrs. Anuradha Yahampath indicated that these tropical plants are very much require to protect the costal environment and there are many economic benefits from these plants. And through implementing & widening such programme these valuable rare plants could be protected from extinction.
Mrs. Dharshani Lahandapura Attorney-at-Law the Chairperson of Marine Environment protection Authority stated that they are intending to plant 60 acres of mangroves Island-wide in three years by widening the programme.
The Additional District Secretary Mr.M.A. Anas, The Divisional Secretary of Trincomalee Town & Gravets Mr. J.S. Arulraj, Assistant Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority Mr. T. Siripathi, many other senior state officers and the member of the Divisinal Fisheries Association attended the event.