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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 108

Help Green launches ‘Haritha Sammana’

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 26 March, ( Help Green limited aspired by its Vision to acknowledge those who protect and enhance the nature whilst aiming to appreciate and recognize everyone who work towards sustaining the environment, launched ‘Haritha Sammana’ in a media briefing held at last week.

‘Haritha Sammana’ award will consist of eleven categories and the criteria will focus on the innovativeness of the Project, its effectiveness in the environment, its influence in the public, its viability, sustainability and long-term impact on nature. The celebration of ‘Haritha Sammana’ will be held on the 13th of June 2007 at the BMICH.

A spokesman of the company said Help Green has embarked on this new journey which contributes to nurturing and sustaining the environment in its purity for the future generation. Thus this novel concept the first of its kind in the country and the surrounding regions has been launched with the objective of instilling in the mind of manufacturers, the corporate and the public the need to protect one’s environment and encourages initiating nature friendly projects and programmes that protect or restore or preserve the environment.

Further more he stated that nominations has been invited from nominees must have made an important impact through the active participation in sustainability programs or in developing relevant policy frameworks and thus demonstrating their leadership, vision and creativity in relation to environmental management.

“Help Green Limited is driven by its Vision to conserve and protect our natural forest, to meet the demand of timber in Sri Lanka and create an export industry there by supporting the economy of the country and to provide to you a mind full satisfaction with a stable financial security in the future, he said.

The core area of business of Help Green is the ‘Wanasarana’ Teak Plantation Project that was initiated in 1998. Since its conception the project has sustained over 4000 members who have invested in this environment friendly project which has almost 3500 acres of teak has been successfully cultivated in the dry zone of Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Galewala and Anamaduwa by the end of last year. The objective of this project is to cultivate an additional 10,000 acres of teak in the next 10 years.

- Asian Tribune -

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