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Zoom facility for Adivasi Leader to attend Environment Council meetings

Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday (30) instructed the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to provide Zoom technology to facilitate urgent meetings of the Environment Council held at the CEA office and not to bring Adivasi Leader Wanaspathy Uruwarige Wanniyaleththo from Dambane to Colombo for monthly meetings.

Adivasi Nayaka Wanaspathy Uruwarige Wanniyaleththo was appointed as a member of the Environment Council for the first time. Although 13 sessions of the Environment Council have been held in the past, no initiative had been taken to appoint the Adivasi leader who loves the environment and has a high knowledge of the environment.

Therefore, the Minister instructed the Central Environmental Authority Director General, Hemantha Jayasinghe to facilitate the participation in the discussions and urgent meetings of the Environment Council through the Zoom application and to provide all necessary facilities through the Badulla District Office of theCentral Environmental Authority. The Minister also said that necessary steps should be taken to enable the Wanniyaleththo from the Dambane adivasi village to participate in the event. The Minister made these instructions to the Central Environmental Authority while participating in the progress review meeting of the Surakimu Ganga programme yesterday (30).

The Minister also commented on the meaningful speech made by the Wanniyaleththo at the 14th session of the Environment Council, adding that the best speech he had ever heard was delivered by him on how to work for environmental protection and conservation.


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