August 9, 2018
A ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, today (09) to distribute 100,000 herbal plants. The Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation and the Sri Lanka Army jointly organized this programme with the aim of promoting the cultivation of medicinal plants.
The President handed over the first herbal plant to Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake starting the project.
The President also planted a Sandalwood plant in Viharamahdevi Park.
Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Chairmen of Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation Mr. Lal Samarasighe, Chief Administrative Officer of the Sri Lanka Army Major General Shavendra Silva, and the Agriculture Director of the Army Brigadier Buwanaka Gunerathna were present in this event.