President Mahinda Rajapakse states that Sri Lanka can set an example to the world in safeguarding the environment the same way Sri Lanka set an example to the world by defeating terrorism.
The president made this statement while taking part in the National Tree Planting Ceremony today where 1.1 million trees will be planted.
The environmental ministry has initiated this project with the goal of creating a greener country.
The president officially inaugurated the project by planting a medicinal tree at Diyatha Uyana near the Diyawanna Oya in Kotte.
Following the ceremony president Rajapakse stated that looking after a tree after planting it is an obligation.
The president also expressed the following views regarding the budget