Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy replants corals in northern and eastern seas
Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 09:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has launched a social responsibility project to rejuvenate the coral reefs in the island's northern and eastern seas.

The project was launched in support of Sri Lankan President's vision for "A Green Country, A Clean Environment" implemented by the Ministry of Environment under his purview.

Navy divers attached to the Northern and Eastern Naval Commands have embarked on replanting corals in the seas off the Coral Cove in Trincomalee and the Charty beach in Jaffna under the guidance of the Wild Life Research and Conservation Trust (WRCT).

The ambitious conservation measure is being implemented utilizing the financial assistance provided by Tokyo Cement, the main sponsor, in a bid to bring the fast diminishing beauty back to the blue ocean.

Prior to the commencement of their Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) project, SLN divers took part in an awareness program conducted by the Blue Resources Trust, a marine research and consultancy organization based in Sri Lanka, on collecting data related to coral reefs.

Armed with the requisite knowledge and techniques, they set about planting corals in pre-identified reef boulders, clearly demarcating the planted areas in order to minimize possible damage caused through fisheries activities in the vicinity.

Continuous monitoring has shown the healthy growth of corals under the care of naval personnel who make sure not only to remove invasive weeds growing on the coral reefs but also remain vigilant not to allow the dislodging of painstakingly planted corals due to rough sea conditions.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
CID seeks advice of AG on former PC member's threat against FCID officers
-- [59 minutes ago]
Program launched to assist adopted children to find their Sri Lankan parents
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Party leaders meeting tomorrow regarding the postponement of Local Government election
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Foreign investment in the Sri Lanka Stock Market hits an all-time high in 2017
-- [2 hours ago]
SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers
-- [4 hours ago]
Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold discussions with Indian Premier tomorrow
No need to postpone LG elections, both SLFP and UNP stress
ADB assures to fully support Sri Lanka's infrastructure development plans
SriLankan Airlines and Qantas provide more options to connect with new Melbourne service

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.