‘Lassana Werala’, the beach cleaning project initiated two years ago and managed and led by the Wana Arana Foundation and sponsored by the Port City will be continued for a further one-year period in 2022, officials said.
This project is also supported by the Coast Conservation Department, the Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council and the Environment Police.
Recently, at a ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the project, the Secretary of The Wana Arana Foundation, Thushara Wanasinghe added several new initiatives which included the placing of wooden litter bins, wooden seats for tourists and solar lighting to enhance the deliverables of the Lassana Werala project.
Whilst recognising the contribution made by several volunteers and presenting them with tokens of appreciation Wanasinghe expressed confidence that both the state and private institutions will continue to support the 2022 project as well.
Speaking at the ceremony, Port City Head of Public Relations Kassapa Senerath added that following the success of the beach cleaning project between Wellawatte and Mount Lavinia, the Port City has decided to hand over the beach cleaning project of the stretch of beach in the Colombo Port City also to the Wana Arana Foundation.