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 10th Anniversary

 

THE COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF GREEN CROSS SRI LANKA

AND THE AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE PROJECT ON “GREEN LANE” 2014

 

The National Organization of Green Cross Sri Lanka having accomplished a decade of environmental activities from 2005 onwards for the benefit of the people of Sri Lanka with special emphasis on the school children conducted the Commemorative Ceremony on the 25th of November 2014 at the National Youth Services Centre, Maharagama along with the Annual Award Ceremony under the “Green Lane” Competition among the school children of selected schools of Colombo, Gampaha and Kaluthara districts.

The Ceremonies were graced by Hon. D.M. Jayaratne , Prime Minister of Sri Lanka as the Chief Invited Guest while Hon. Susil Premajayantha Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy and Hon. Bandula Gunawardena Minister of Education participated as the Guest of Honor and the Special Guest Respectively.

 A host of under mentioned distinguished invitees also graced the occasion.

Hon. Shoo Iwasaki Director of Asian Region and Board Member, Green Cross International as well as the President of Green Cross  Japan and Mr. Tsunehiko Kawamoto Assistant to the President along with the following Japanese educationists and environmentalists,

1.      Mr. Ryuji Kuwahara

2.      Ms. Kawmoto Michiyo

3.      Ms. Akimato Yoshie

4.      Ms. Maeda Atsuko

5.      Ms. Kimoto Kimiko

6.      Mr. Makimura Ryuichiro

7.      Ms. Ito Mieko

8.      Ms. Shinguriyo Ryoko

9.      Ms. Sakai Nozomi

10.  Ms. Sakai Chihoko

11.  Ms. Toyono Yasuko

12.  Mr. Ejima Takahisa

13.  Ms. Ejima Yoko

14.  Ms. Adachi Akemi

15.  Ms. Okino Masuko

16.  Ms. Tada Akemi

Mr. Naoto Honda, General Manager of  Mitsubishi Corporation of Colombo Branch along with his staff members Mr.  Devkumar Fernando, Deputy General Manager. Mrs. Ayomi Warnakulasuriya Secretary, Business Unit.

The eminent invitees of Sri Lanka were also present at the venue.

The agenda of the ceremonies commenced at 9.00 am and all the invitees were welcomed at the entrance of the hall by Dr. Jagath Seneviratne, President of Green Cross Sri Lanka and they were ushered into the main hall of the Centre headed by a group of traditional Kandyan dancers and drummers. Before taking their seats, all the invitees lighted the traditional oil lamps.

The next item was the Welcome Address and it was delivered by Dr. Jagath Seneviratne, President of Green Cross Sri Lanka, and Lecturer in the Japanese Language centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

The following distinguished invitees,

            Hon. D.M.  Jayaratne, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

            Hon. Susil Premajayantha Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy

            Hon. Bandula Gunawardena Minister of Education

Hon. Hon. Shoo Iwasaki Director of Asian Region and Board Member, Green Cross International (Translated by Dr. Jagath Seneviratne from Japanese to Sinhala) make their Speeches at the occasion.

The air tickets, to the winners for visiting Japan and teacher as well as Environment Badges, Certificates, Gifts and Mementoes were presented to the recipients by the distinguished invitees.

After the interval for refreshments at 11.00 am an attractive dance items was presented by female dancers of Artist Mr. Buddawatta which was appreciated by all present.

In Addition the students who won the trips to Japans from 2005 up to 2013 presented another dance item.

On winding up the items of the Ceremonies the vote of thanks was delivered by Rev. Galagama Dhammaransi Thero, Advisor of Green Cross Sri Lanka.

The ceremony ended with the recital of the National Anthem at 12.00 noon.