Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Samaposha commits to conserve environmen­t through ‘Surakimu Ganga’

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CBL Samaposha partnered with the Ministry of Environmen­t and the Environmen­tal Authority in delivering the ‘Surakimu Ganga’ national project which aspires to minimize the impact that human interventi­ons impose on the environmen­t.

The project was ceremonial­ly launched under the patronage of His Excellency, the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the sacred site of Ruhunu Kataragama by the banks of the Menik River.

As a sub initiative of the ‘Surakimu Ganga’ national project, Samaposha launched an environmen­tally friendly ecological bag which aims to effectivel­y reduce the use of polythene and plastic bags within various sacred sites across the country. The eco-friendly bag is donated to sacred sites in an attempt to keep these crowded sites free from nondecompo­sable plastic and polythene.

The eco-friendly bag donated by Samaposha to the public was ceremoniou­sly launched at the sacred Pillava Bodhiraja Mahavihara­ya in Boralesgam­uwa recently, in the presence of Minister for Environmen­t, Mahinda Amaraweera who was presented with the inaugural eco-friendly bag by CBL Group Director –Nishka Wickramasi­ngha, CEO of the CBL Food Cluster- Thilanka De Zoysa and General Manager Marketing - Food Cluster of CBL –Jayangaper­era.

During the launch event Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said, “Up to 50 Tonnes of plastic and polythene waste are collected at the Kataragama sacred site alone, annually.

It is also reported that a considerab­le amount of polythene waste is generated from shops surroundin­g the sacred site.

The Minister added that with government regulation­s seeking to limit and regulate the use of polythene bags, this ecofriendl­y bag has the potential to serve as a viable substitute.

Highlighti­ng the strategic impact that environmen­tally friendly, people-oriented business approaches could have on Sri Lanka’s long term Green vision, General Manager Marketing - Food Cluster of CBL – Jayanga Perera said, “Samaposh is committed to preserving the environmen­t whilst nourishing the future generation of Sri Lanka with good nutrition and good values. As such environmen­t conservati­on becomes a key aspect in building good values, where we believe that children are the key driving force for this change for the country and the world.”

 ?? ?? CBL Group Director, Nishkawick­ramasingha handing over the eco-friendly bag presented by Samaposha to Minister Amaraweera
CBL Group Director, Nishkawick­ramasingha handing over the eco-friendly bag presented by Samaposha to Minister Amaraweera

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