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‘Bhumi Sathkaraka’ project launched in North

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena planting a sapling with the founder of the project Dr. Ranil Senanayake and MPs Dr. Raghavan, Yadamini Gunawardena, Cader Mastan and the local politicians.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena planting a sapling with the founder of the project Dr. Ranil Senanayake and MPs Dr. Raghavan, Yadamini Gunawardena, Cader Mastan and the local politicians.

A new project named ‘Bhumi Sathkaraka’ was inaugurated by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at Settikulam, Vavuniya on September 27 especially involving widows displaced by the war and the Northern people, to restore the ecosystem destroyed by the war in the North.

Families involved in the project are encouraged to grow economic crops in their home gardens and the specialty of this project is to calculate the amount of oxygen released into the environment annually from such plants and provide a financial grant for up to four years.

According to the founder of the project Dr. Ranil Senanayake, arrangements have been made to cultivate economic crops such as Jak, Mango and Coconut in all home gardens and public lands in the Northern Province and to pay the families who take care of these plants by calculating the amount of oxygen released by the plants annually into the environment.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena points out that this will allow the people of the North to revive the environment destroyed by the war as well as the lives of the people in the North and to build a new life in a new environment with fresh air.

He also said that human rights violations were not taking place in the North as alleged by some foreign organisations and individuals and the government is committed to restore the lives of the people in the North.