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Environment Diary Programme

Motivational Activities


In this connection Mr. Kuwahara of Green Cross Japan visited Sri Lanka and participated in motivational programmes at 15 schools along with the staff of Green Cross Sri Lanka. The students of Grade V along with the teachers attended the motivation programs on writing of the environment diaries. On this occasion the visitor and Green Cross staff members called over at the Ministry of Education to apprise the Hon. Minister of Education and Officials of the Ministry on the successful programme carried out in the government schools of Sri Lanka from 2005 onwards every year for the offer of trips to three winners for Japan and a teacher. At this conference the grants of approval by the Education Ministry for conducting the programme was highlighted vide approval number ED/01/12/10/01/03(V) of 28/04/2009.

Selection winners




The second stage of the competition on writing of essay and a speech by a total of 100 students selected was held on 31st October 2009 at the auditorium of Prince of Wales College at Moratuwa for selecting 3 winners for participation at the Children’s Symposium at Tokyo in Japan in December.

Award Ceremony




The award ceremony took place on 11 November 2009 at the auditorium of National Youth Services Council Centre at Maharagama for handing over of Air tickets, certificates, gifts etc. to the winners. As a side event, contest of short dramas by school kids were held, by which other kids/teachers/parents visually recognized the importance of environment protection.








International Children Symposium






During the stay in Japan the three winners of the programme along with the teacher who accompanied them and Mr. Jagath Seneviratne, President of Green Cross Sri Lanka visited Mitsui and Company and met the officials. The officials of Mitsui and Company received the visitors very warmly and had a very cordial discussion. The students, the Teacher and the President thanked the officials of the company for the magnanimous donations for visiting Japan and participate at the International Children’s Symposium.








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