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මුල් පිටුව All News Commemoration on International Mountain Day 2012
Commemoration on International Mountain Day 2012
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The 10th commemoration of the International Mountain Day was celebrated on the 11th December 2012 by Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka. The biodiversity Secretariat organized a two day residential workshop on to commemorate this event.  Sri Lanka Forest Institute, Department of Forest Conservation, Dilma Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and SACEP Sri Lanka office also help to organize this event.

80 participants from Department of Forest Conservation, Department of Wild Life Conservation, Biodiversity Secretariat, Media and few representatives from Horton Friends (NGO)  took part in the programme. 

altHorton Plains – Situated at the highest elevation among the National Parks, Sri Lanka 


 Mr. N.K.G.K. Nammawaththa, Additional Secretary (Natural Resource Management) was representing the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy as the chief guest. He addressed the gathering and presented the objectives of the programme and the importance of mountains and its biodiversity. Mrs. Padma Abeykoon (Director,Biodiversity Secretariat) highlighted the values and the threats to the mountain biodiversity in her speech. The programme took place at the S.L.F.I, Nuwara Eliya following by a tree planting programme with indigenous plant species  and field visit to the Horton Plains National Park .



altKirigalpoththa, the 2nd highest peak in the country
altHiking through the Horton Plains







The 2nd session was a technical session of the programme and Dr. Siril Wijesundara (Director General of the Department of National Botanic Gardens),and Mr. Pradeep Samarawickrama, (Field Ecologist) disseminated important infomation on mountain biodiversity, threats and present status. Mr. Jagath Gunawardane (Attorney- at – Law) spoke  about the legal provisions for the conservation of mountain regions as well as it’s biodiversity.





altRhododendron arboreaum an endemic & flag ship species of the cloud forest in Sri Lanka

The 2nd day was a field session held at the Horton Plains National Park. This National Park is situated at the highest elevation out of the NP’s in Sri Lanka. The participants had opportunity of climbing “Kirigalpoththa” Mountain peak which the 2nd highest mountain in the country. The experience gathered at the programme was invaluable in creating awareness to conserve the mountain biodiversity of Sri Lanka. 



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