Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

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University of Peradeniya

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Saving the Next Generation: Restoration of degraded sites at the Knuckles Forest Reserve FIELD VISIT

2018-10-18


An awareness program for local villagers about the reforestation program was conducted at the Malakotuwa Sri Sumana Maha Vidyalaya on the 14th of July 2018. Mr. B.G. Chandrarathne Bandara (Principal of the school), Dr. Thilanka Gunaratne (University of Peradeniya), Mr. Ananda Subasinghe (Noritake Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Kingsley Illukumbura (Forest Department) and Mr. Ruwan Wijerathne (Village Coordinator) spoke about their role in the project. The members of the Botanical society of the University of Peradeniya collected information from villagers on uses of forests, native plants for reforestation, enrichment of home gardens, environmental issues in the area and recommendations in order to address their suggestions/needs in the project.











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