International coastal cleanup 2020
“International Coastal Cleanup 2020” mainly organized by the Marine Environment Protection Authority of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing to commemorate the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2020.
Arrangements have been made to hold the “National Maritime Resource Conservation Week” from September 19 to 25 in an area of 141 km spread over 70 beaches in 14 districts of the country.
The inaugural ceremony was held today at the Mount Lavinia beach under the patronage of the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera and Douglas Devananda, State Ministers Nalaka Godahewa, Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Virasekera and Commander of the Army Major General Shavendra Silva were also present. Manusath Derana and several others such as Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force, Sri Lanka Police, Department of Civil Defense, Department of Coast Guard and Coastal Resource Management, University and School Students, Private and Government Institutions are contributing in various ways to this task.