As part of the Sri Lanka Navy’s community development and social responsibility project, the North Western Naval Command launched a tree planting project in parallel with the national tree planting programme - 2014, on 15th November 2014 at the Rapid Action Boat Squadron Headquarters (RABS HQ) in Gangewadiya, an area considered rich in biodiversity. The occasion was graced by the Commander North Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva, officials of the Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, dignitaries from the political and social authorities, school children and religious leaders in the area.
The North Western Naval Area has joined hands with the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC. to facilitate the programme aimed at conserving the nature in the area to ensure a green, clean and healthy environment, which is considered to be a today’s necessity, especially in view of global warming and environment pollution. The Deputy Director General of the CEA, Mr. Javilal Fernando also rendered assistance for the endeavor.