Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrates Earth Hour

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Last year MLH for Sri Lanka was amongst 128 countries that joined in the global display of climate action.

Earth Hour is a global event organised by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Mount Lavinia Hotel amidst a busy day and a historic day when the Sri Lankan Lions took on the British Lions in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup engaged in this global call to action showing leadership and being responsible for the future by partaking in the Earth Hour Movement of 2011 dedicated for 26 March 2011 at 8.30 p.m. “A terracotta lantern along with coconut torches will be left in all places of our property to symbolise hope and indeed to represent our support for a sustainable future,” said Anura Dewapura, General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel. He also adds, “Last year hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour and this year too we have joined in the celebration.”

“We are happy to partake in this worldwide campaign where we turned off our lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet,” Anura Dewapura added.