“Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up – සමනල අඩවිය සුරකිමු කසල සුද්ද කිරීම 2.0 ” was a project done with the collaboration of different government organizations, citizen groups, and nature loving individuals to clean the dumped garbage at the world famous Sri Pada pilgrimage site. This area is a biodiversity hotspot of Sri Lanka being a part of the Peak wilderness sanctuary which is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers. This is Sri Lanka’s 3rd largest sanctuary as well. It is also the birthplace of Kelani, Kalu, Walave rivers and many tributaries of the river Mahaweli.
Several dosens of volunteers and organizations joined with this peaceful, environmentally responsible cause to protect this biodiversity hot spot for our future generations. Those organizations are namely;
Green Map Sri Lanka under Big Heart Foundation which focuses on Protecting Natural Resources & Wild Life in Sri Lanka.
Wastebusters of Sri Lanka is a citizen-driven movement who practically show how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and polyethene for a garbage free, environmentally safe Sri Lanka which is a mandatory part of sustainable development and consumption.
Also partner with Sri Lanka Police, Lions Club Bandarawela, Ronde Travelling Team & Leo Club of Unawatuna Diamond Stars.
24th November 2017 16 volunteers started their journey to Hatton from Colombo by bus and 25th Morning another 5 volunteers joined with the GMSL team at Hatton Station. 10 volunteers joined with GMSL team at the top of the Sripada mountain who started their journey from Rathnapura. Also 15 RDA employees also joined with GMSL team at the top of the sripada mountain. All to gether 46 volunteers joined for the final push of the garbage clean up projects.
All the volunteers were able to bring down 700+Kg of garbage from the Sripada mountain and still severl hundred tons of garbage still need to clean from the mountain. After this project “Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup 1.0 and 2.0” projects were able to clean nearly 1100Kg of garbage from sripada mountain.
We were able to print 30 informative bill boards and place them in the main route to educate people about not to pollute the sripada mountain with their garbage. Requested from them to take back whatever they bring during their journey.
“Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup” Project by Green Map Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Police, Lions Club Bandarawela, Ronde Travelling Team, Leo Club of Unawatuna Diamond Stars & WasteBusters Sri Lanka
our previous project information you can see through below web site URL.
Conserve Sripada 1.0 : http://
Conserve Sripada 2.0 : http://www.bigheartsfoundation.com/conserve-sri-padha-garbage-clean-up-2-0/
If you are willing to support our future projects call us or email us if you need more information
0773777443 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohana k Amarakoon (Founder GMSL)
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