SLT reforestation project in Knuckles | Sunday Observer

SLT reforestation project in Knuckles

SLT Customer Club - Kandy and the staff of SLT Regional Office, Kandy conducted ‘Planting for Water’ reforestation project at Knuckles forest area recently.

Half an acre of land was allocated in Knuckles high forest, and all the plants were provided by the SLT Customer Club – Kandy free to carry out this reforestation project.

Lack of suitable drinking water has become a major challenge today. This water shortage has been directly linked to the deforestation in the country and in the world. Sri Lanka, too, will have to face challenges in the near future due to insufficient clean drinking water. However, in the recent past, the replanting of trees has focused in several areas of the country and it has the potential of spreading to all parts of the country in the future.

An environment cleaning program was also conducted at Thelgamuwa Oya by the SLT Customer Club, Kandy and SLT staff the following day. Cleaning equipment was provided by the Laggala Pradeshiya Sabha which included a tractor to remove the garbage that was collected to support this environment protection program.

To raise awareness among the community, SLT took steps to display message boards on the importance of protecting the environment in surrounding areas.