NOC Sri Lanka launched another environmental sustainability programme – a tree planting campaign under the theme of “Plant a Tree for a New Lease of Life.” During the campaign from June 5 – 23, more than 300 trees were planted around the island by the athletes, sport actors and well-wishers. Some of our stakeholders living in Canada, USA, Indonesia and India were also part of the campaign. All the planters were issued thank you cards and TreE-Certificates.
On the Olympic Day 2020, National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka planted a ‘Mi’ tree (Madhuca longifolia) - a special tree that provides more Oxygen to the atmosphere and consumes less water, in front of the headquarters. It was planted by His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador for Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama together with Mr. Suresh Subramaniam - The President and Mr. Maxwell de Silva - Secretary General of the NOC Sri Lanka and K.D.S. Ruwanchandra Secretary of Ministry of Sports.