Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 'Raise your voice, not the sea level,' with SriLankan Airlines
Wed, Jun 4, 2014, 08:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

The Green Team of SriLankan Airlines marks the World Environment Day with special emphasis on reducing the effects of global warming.

June 04, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka marks the World Environment Day today (June 5,) at the In-flight Auditorium , Airline Centre, Katunayake with a day-long line up of green events. Working under the theme, "Raise your voice, not the sea level," the Green Team of SriLankan Airlines has organized many programmes to raise awareness on environmental conservation among the employees.

The highlight of the day will be the launch of SriLankan Airlines Environmental Policies which focus on the Airline's conservation efforts, energy-saving mechanisms, and partnerships with national and international organizations in its endeavour to reduce the carbon footprint. SriLankan Airlines' Corporate Environment website will also be placed in the public domain on the same day, providing a comprehensive line up of information on the Airline's green efforts.

To mark the World Environment day, SriLankan Green Team has also organized an art competition among children of the staff members -- under two age categories. The children submitted their drawings under the themes- "Relationship between the sea and environment" and "Rise of sea level and its impact on the environment." The drawings that best depict the themes were selected by a panel of judges and the winners will be awarded certificates at the event. In keeping with this year's theme, there will also be an awareness programme for children from nearby schools, on rising sea levels due to global warming.

Conducted by Prof. Devaka Weerakoon, this is organised through the Airlines' partnership with Business and Biodiversity Platform.

SriLankan Airlines last year marked the World Environment Day with the commissioning of its first in-house bio gas plant which currently fulfils the needs of the Airline Centre's main cafeteria.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S.-Sri Lanka Joint Action Plan to Boost Trade and Investment goes into effect
-- [1 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Bribery Commission charges former Defense Secretary and seven others
-- [44 minutes ago]
Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo declines to 4.3 percent in August 2016
-- [1 hour and 4 minutes ago]
Nepal police seek cooperation of Sri Lanka police to prevent human trafficking of Nepali women
-- [7 hours ago]
SLTB amends plaint to remove ministers Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa from the defendants list
-- [7 hours ago]
World Bank commends Sri Lanka for meeting developmental goals, promises to increase aid
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM to leave for Singapore to attend Indian Ocean Conference 2016
Sri Lankan government to ease restrictions on foreigners acquiring land for investments
Tire market in Sri Lanka expected to reach US$ 488 million in 2016
Two suspects hacked into Sri Lankan President's website produced in court

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.