Home / Other Sectors/ World Wetlands Day 2018 celebrated under patronage of President

World Wetlands Day 2018 celebrated under patronage of President


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00


 

The national program for World Wetlands Day (WWD) was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Battaramulla, ‘Apegma’ premises.

World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually by the countries which are signatories to the World Ramsar Convention. Sri Lanka also celebrates World Wetlands Day which falls on 2 February every year.

The international convention was conducted in Iran in 1971 fundamentally concerning the services offered by the wetlands and focusing on the conservation of bio diversity. 60 countries signed and came to an agreement for conservation of wetlands where it is identified as the Convention for Conserving Wetlands.

The Convention has been signed by 60 countries and Sri Lanka signed it in the year 1960.

The program under the theme of “Let’s protect wetlands for sustainable cities” organised by The Central Environment Authority (CEA) and Department of Forest Conservation was held under the patronage of the President Sirisena.

The special speech was delivered by Professor Devaka Weerakoon of University of Colombo on this occasion.

An inter university photography competition organised on behalf of the university students concurrently in order to celebrate the World Wetland Day (WWD). The winners received awards from the President.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Anura Dissanayake, Secretary for the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Douglas Nanayakkara and others participated in this event.

 


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Overlooking systemic crises: Subjecting to neoliberalism and potential hegemon – Part 3

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Renegotiating a country’s position within the world-economy is only possible when the system and/or leaders are in trouble


Annuity-based PPP can expedite infrastructure developments

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sri Lanka has primarily relied on public finance for the development of public goods and infrastructure. While running


Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Global commentary would suggest that surveillance (whether offline or online) casts a shadow on personal freedoms and any conversation that involves such spy games quite quickly descends into a 1984-esque discussion about dystopian futures. However,


Mangala’s Gam Peraliya: Good move but essential requirement a village level database

Monday, 21 May 2018

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, announcing the Government’s decision to move for a flexible fuel price system based on international prices built into a pricing formula, made a side announcement as well.


Columnists More