The auspicious time to plant a sapling that was included to the “Nakath Seetuwa” this year, was held today at 11:17am.
Saplings were planted clad in white facing the East. President Maithripala Sirisena requested all citizens to plant a sapling or a seed at today’s auspicious time, and urged citizens to fulfil their responsibility to mother earth by planting a sapling.
President Sirisena highlighted the importance of environmental conservation claiming it is adhered world over.
Saplings of indigenous trees such as Nedun, Ebony, Satinwood, Na and Kumbuk were given out by the Department of Forest Conservation to be planted.