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Earth Day 2021: Dr. Anil Jasinghe joined trees planting action at the Russian House

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By ITN News Editor April 23, 2021 14:50

Earth Day 2021: Dr. Anil Jasinghe joined trees planting action at the Russian House

The Russian House in Colombo celebrated the Earth Day 2021 by symbolically planting 35 trees and bushes at the Russian House premises located at No. 10, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07, marking the 35thanniversary of the Russian House in Colombo.

The event was graced by Chief Guest, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka; Mr. Alexey Budanov, Deputy Head of Mission, Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation; Madam Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian House in Colombo, Executive Committee Members of the Association of Sri Lankan Graduates from Socialist Countries, Russian Club and Russian alumni.

The action was held under the motto of the Earth Day 2021 “Restore the Earth” and was aimed at drawing attention to the necessity of responsible attitude to environment and its protection, which is one of the common goals of humanity acknowledged at the highest level by Sri Lanka and Russia.

Interesting fact is that at the main entrance of the Russian House in Colombo there visitors can see a beautiful and huge Ceylon Naa tree, which was planted exactly 35 years back by H.E. President Jayawardena, when he solemnly inaugurated the Russian House, then called Soviet Centre, in Colombo.

The event continued with all individuals present at the occasion planting hope in form of plants at the Russian House garden, pledging their allegiance to protect and preserve the environment for

future generations.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 23, 2021 14:50

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