A green garden, consisting of precious trees and crops, was launched on June 11 at Diwulapitiya, Pinnakele, by Ajith Manapperuma, Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, under the title of “ManudamUyana” in Diwulapitiya, Pinnakele.
The Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry, Forest Conservation Department, Sri Lanka Army, and National Savings Bank have jointly introduced this project.
Jagath Gamanayake, Senior Deputy General Manager, and Lal Karunathileka, Deputy General Manager (Marketing), entered the National Savings Bank (NSB) event. Also present at the occasion were the State Secretary for Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry, Mapa Pathirana, Director-Forest Resources, Latheefa P Liyanage, Forest Conservator, P.A.G.S. Nandakumara, and many distinguished visitors including Sri Lankan Army high-ranking officers.
This project was introduced in conjunction with the World Environment Day and, under the supervision of Keleniya Raja Maha Vihara, a program is in place to plant trees along the sides of Megoda Kelaniya Road.
In order to contribute to the domestic and international course of environmental conservation, National Savings Bank introduced the NSB Agroforestry Project, under which 26,000 and 76,000 economic-value crops were distributed to clients on the 2017 and 1 January 2019 World Thrift Day respectively.
Furthermore, in commemoration of World Thrift Day 2018, vegetable seeds were distributed under the theme “A Picturesque Garden–A Robust Economy,” while plants were distributed among customers in line with the auspicious time declared for the Sinhala & Hindu New Year planting, 2019.