LAUGFS Eco Sri, a pioneer in air quality management in Sri Lanka supported the reforestation efforts of the Wilpattu Nature Reserve in the North East of the island, marking World Environment Day this year. This was yet another important project by LAUGFS Eco Sri in its commitment towards protecting and preserving the environment for future generations.
This initiative was made possible through a collaboration with the ‘Thuruliya Wenuwen Api’ national tree planting project driven by the Sri Lanka Army. The efforts to reforest Wilpattu was marked by a formal ceremony organised under the leadership of the Commander of the 54th Division, Major General Senerath Bandara, with the Wanni Security Force Headquarters, Major General Kumudu Perera gracing the event as the Chief Guest.
Earlier this year, Eco Sri initiated a drive to collect 4,000 plants among its Vehicle Emissions Testing centres, actively encouraging its employees, customers and local communities to be a part of this project. As a result, 4,000 saplings of varying species were handed over to the Thuruliya Wenuwen Api program by the LAUGFS Eco Sri Marketing and Project teams led by Saliya Dissanayake, the Head of Operations at the event held on World Environment Day.
Speaking on this momentous occasion, LAUGFS Eco Sri Chief Operating Officer Bimal Weerasinghe voiced his thoughts, “As Sri Lanka undergoes rapid socio economic development, we must not forget to prevent and mitigate the damage inflicted on our fragile ecosystem. Wilpattu is one such example of this and with our effort, and as a pioneer in air quality management in Sri Lanka, we wanted to ensure that we play an active role in the preservation of this important ecosystem. We are delighted to be able to partner with the Thuruliya Wenuwen Api program and extend our thanks to our employees, customers and local communities for taking an active interest and joining hands to support an initiative such as this, which is of national significance. We all need to unite and continue to work together to do our part for our environment to ensure that it is preserved for our future generations.”
LAUGFS Eco Sri, a part of the diversified conglomerate LAUGFS Holdings, is an ISO 9001 certified company that offers vehicle emission testing services backed by state-of-the-art technology. With stringent quality standards, the company facilitates the government-run Vehicle Emission Testing program through a network of over 100 testing centres and 150 mobile locations island-wide. LAUGFS is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted name in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure and logistics sectors. With over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 37 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.