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