Sri Pada Visit and Clean-up is a project based on environmental awareness, conservation and research conducted by the Young Biologists Association and Leo Club of Colombo Knights for the fifth consecutive year. The organizers are expecting 150 people to turn up for the clean up on March 18 and 19.
The group will be taking the Ratnapura-Palabaddala route as the entry point to this sacred area. The first day will be a trail or field visit to the peak and the group will be at the top by nightfall.
On March 19, after worshiping the sacred Sri Pada, the group would be taking the Hatton-Nallathanniya route for the return journey. On the way down, collection of non-biodegradable waste (such as polythene, bottles and plastic wrappings of food items) will be carried out.
Those who would like to take part in the clean up are requested to be present on March 18, 6.00 am at Nugegoda (in front of Pizza hut). Shorts or inappropriate colourful clothing will not be permitted. Smoking, consumption of alcohol and misbehaviour will not be tolerated.
Participants are expected to pay Rs 800 to 1300 for transportation, depending on the number of participants. For more information contact: Dulanjaya Chamal – 0775 880 212, Buddhi de Silva – 0772 324 294, Palinda Perera – 0778 774 337, Prasanga Galhenage – 0718 386 414 or Imantha Herath – 0778 888 030