The campaign was initiated by retired engineer and activist for sustainable solutions, Sumi Moonesinghe in collaboration with the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple.
On Saturday (21) the Galle Face Green and the surrounding area was allocated by the No Kunu movement for the staff of One Galle Face for cleaning purposes. Starting in the morning, by noon several bags of garbage were collected. Other reputed organizations located in the vicinity contributed towards cleaning of an area of 12 km leading up to the Beira Lake.
Speaking about the campaign General Manager, Shangri-La Hotels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Callie Yah said, maintaining an unpolluted environment is important. This is a good initiative, which should be carried forward. I want to thank the ‘No Kunu’ team for giving us this opportunity and the staff of One Galle Face and all other organizations who participated in this initiative, she concluded.
The garbage crisis over the years has increased largely in the country, affecting lives on a daily basis. Oceans and lakes are polluted with plastic and toxic waste, causing harm to marine life and humans. Years to come if preventive measures aren’t taken the adversities will be severe and too late to find a solution.