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ComBank to plant 100,000 trees

Embarks on another sustainability initiative

by damith
November 19, 2023 1:09 am 0 comment 109 views

Highlights of the first day of the tree planting program launched by Commercial Bank Managing Director/CEO Sanath Manatunge and Chief Operating Officer S. Prabagar.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has embarked on an ambitious nationwide tree planting campaign to plant 100,000 trees across Sri Lanka in three years, to help achieve country’s self-defined national climate pledges under the UN Paris Agreement.

Aptly titled ‘Trees for Tomorrow’ the program commenced on November 11 four days ahead of National Tree Planting Day –November 15 – with the planting of 12,000 trees at 17 locations in 12 districts, achieving 12% of the target in a single day. More than 1,000 members of the staff of Commercial Bank participated in the tree planting. Among the locations chosen for the planting of trees on the launch day were Giguruwa in the Sinharaja forest, the lower slopes of the Hantana mountain range, the precincts of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, and the Bellanwila–Attidiya bird sanctuary.

Commercial Bank Managing Director/CEO Sanath Manatunge said, “We have already proved that sustainability is not just a buzzword for Commercial Bank, by becoming the country’s first carbon neutral bank. But that was just a beginning for us, not an end.

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