SLT-MOBITEL the National ICT Solutions Provider organised two more ‘Mee’ Tree planting programmes in Kundasale and Meerigama recently.
The project, which commenced in January 2022 has to-date completed five tree planting programmes in locations such as Moneragala, Melsiripura, Anuradhapura, Colombo and at the SLT head office in Colombo.
The Kundasale initiative was organized by the SLT-MOBITEL Kandy Customer Club, with the participation of SLT-MOBITEL staff and customers. Two hundred and fifty ‘Mee’ and ‘Kumbuk’ saplings were planted across approximately two hectares close to the Victoria Reservoir at Kundasale. Notably, these saplings were planted after removing Giant Mimosa (Yoda Nidikumba) trees present in the area, which has been identified as an invasive plant.
Central and Uva Region General Manager Anuruddha Rathnayake and Anuruddha Suriarachchi, General Manager, Marketing Services represented SLT while Romesh John, Regional Head Sales of Mobitel participated at the event.
The Kandy Customer Club was represented by Buddika Samarasinghe, Chairman, Jayampathi Jayakody, Secretary and Daya Thisera,Treasurer along with senior officials of the club and their family members. Officials from the Divisional Secretary, Kunadasale were also present.
Another tree planting programme was held at Seth Sewana Elders home, Meerigama where over 150 ‘Mee’ saplings and other fruit trees were planted in partnership with Hirdaramani Industries Private Limited, Kuruwita.
The Meerigama Tree planting programme was attended by Anuruddha Suriarachchi, General Manager, Marketing Services, Anne Fernando, Deputy General Manager, Marketing Services and Pubudu Samarasinghe, Manager, OPMC, Nittabuwa representing SLT. Rasika Kakulawala, Regional Manager, Mobitel, Duminda Jayasanka, Maintenance Manager, Hirdaramani Industries, Kuruwita together with staff members, the Manager and Members of the Seth Sewana Elders home and staff members of the Meerigama Pradeshiya Saba. The National ‘Mee’ Tree Planting Program is being held under the theme ‘Let’s nourish the country with clean air and fertilizer’ in a bid to improve air quality and mitigate the effects of climate change for a sustainable future. Over 1,200 trees have been planted across six locations in the country.