World Wetland Day Celebrations 2018


SLWP (Lanka Jalani) celebrated World Wetland Day (WWD) on  2nd February 2018 by collaborating with the Central Environment Authority (CEA) at the National Wetland Day celebrations held at “Apegama”, Cultural Center Battaramulla with HE The President as Chief Guest. SLWP has been involved with the CEA national celebrations on wetland day since 2016. Minister of Megapolis Development Hon Champika Ranawaka also participated in this event. Prof Dewaka Weerakoon of the Colombo University delivered the Keynote address on “Wetlands and sustainable urban cities”.

SLWP also participated in the WWD celebrations by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation ( SLLRDC) at its WWD Wetland Week celebrations on theme of “Promoting Colombo as 1st Wetland City” from 28th January to 2nd February 2018. The programme included a poster /seminar on 2nd February and SLWP exhibited a poster based on research study undertaken in Bolgoda wetlands by SLWP on “Bio-indicators in urban wetlands” by Activity Leader Prof Deepthi Wickramasinghe.

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