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
Former monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena further remanded
-- [51 minutes ago]
Central Expressway is the first step to build a new country in 60 months - PM
-- [1 hour and 6 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015 begins today
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's investment board to ink agreements with 4 foreign investors
-- [2 hours ago]
Former Sri Lankan leader vows not to leave any room to divide the country
Sri Lanka to issue US$ 100 million development bonds
Promotion procedure of Sri Lanka Police Service to be restructured
Sri Lankan President calls on parents and students not to abuse modern-day rights and privileges
Sri Lanka CID seeks AG's advice to exhume murdered rugby player's body
Construction of Colombo-Kandy expressway inaugurated

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.