Lanka observing World Wetlands Day today

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Colombo, Feb.2(ANI): Sri Lanka has planned national and regional events to mark World Wetlands Day, which falls on February 2nd.

The Daily Star reported that the date marks the 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that helps protect wetlands, reached in Ramsar, Iran.

In Sri Lanka, the national ceremony to mark the World Wetlands Day will be held at the premises of Mangrove Conservation Project of the Sudeesa (formerly known as Small Fishers Federation of Lanka) at Chilaw today.

President Maithripala Sirisena will grace the occasion as the chief guest.

The theme for this year is ‘Let’s protect wetlands for the future for a sustainable living’.

Regionally, European Union funded Solid Waste Management for Batticaloa Programme implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will conduct a clean-up campaign today.

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Awareness on the wetland cleanliness will be provided to those who pass by the Batticaloa lagoon. (ANI)

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