A tree planting campaign by the Navy was held in Paanama under the auspices of Southeastern Naval Area Commander, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake yesterday, December 27.
On the directives of Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the Navy is engaged in a wide range of environmental conservation programmes to protect wildlife and promote biodiversity.
During this tree planting campaign, about 1,200 mangrove plants and several other ecologically valuable saplings were planted.
In the Paanama lagoon, about 500 mangrove saplings and in the land area of Paanama, around 700 saplings of Thimbiri, Mee, Kumbuk, Koon and Naa took root as part of this timely effort.
It was attended by a group of officers from the Southeastern Naval Command.