Project to promote eco-friendly jute bags
A project called 'Sili Malla to Pan Malla' has been launched by the
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) in order to protect
environment and uplift self-employment of 10,000 rural women.
A ceremony to distribute first 100 jute bags will be held at Ananda
Samarakoon auditorium of the SLBC on March 31.
President Sanasa of South Athurugiriya M. Gunaratne appreciating this
two way project by SLBC said that the usage of polythene (Sili bags) has
done an enormous damage to the society today and the time has come to
modify and promote the pan bags used by our people in the past in order
to protect the environment while empowering rural women.
Manager NDB Battaramulla H. Dasanayake said that the bank will
provide financial assistance to continue this project to make it a
luxury item which will lead to solve the unemployment problem.
The bank has planned to take this project to 800,000 members.
Producer, Nana Sarani Program of SLBC Malini Wettasinghe who promoted
this project said that every woman who will receive this bag on March 31
should give an oath to say that she will never leave a sili bag on the
Gradually this message will be taken to other government and private
Irangani Serasinghe will be the chief guest on this occasion.