Troops commence major green project in Kilinochchi

Sri Lanka Army in Kilinochchi has launched a major tree planting campaign to plant 135,000 plants in the region, states the Army media.

The program has been launched by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) in keeping with 'Wana Ropa' National Tree Planting Program.

A sapling distribution ceremony was held in this regard on 25th September where, 2,000 saplings were distributed among civilians and troops in Kilinochchi. These saplings are collected from the troops serving in the 57 Division. It is expected to plant 100,000 saplings in the heart of Kilinochchi and surrounding areas while the balance 35,000 plants will be distributed among all respective battalions under 57 Division and the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).

Varieties of plant saplings include Jak, Coconut, Kumbuk, Margosa, Maadam, Malla, Maara, Cashew, Weera, Palu, Orange, Arecanut, Breadfruit etc.