Mega Beach Clean-up Campaign organized by Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC in collaboration with ‘Seth Sarana’, Sunday Schools and Parish Youth Societies was a tremendous success
Mega beach clean-up campaign carried out by Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC in collaboration with ‘Seth Sarana’, Sunday Schools and Parish Youth Societies under the theme of ‘God’s Love for All’ on 30th September, 2018 from Palliyawatta in Wattala to Poruthota in Negombo, covering a stretch of 34 km, was successfully completed with the participation of over 5000 environmental-lovers from all walks of life.
It was the first time in Sri Lanka that such a long vast beach stretch was cleaned-up within 5 hours. The National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka -SEDEC, Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, and Director of ‘Seth Sarana’, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake and Parish Priests of 11 churches along the beach belt gave the leadership for this enormous task.
Representatives from Presidential Secretariat, Marine Environment Protection Authority, Central Environment Authority, Department of Coast Conservation, Divisional Secretariats of Wattala, Ja-Ela and Negombo, Negombo Municipal Council, Wattala-Mabloa Urban Council, Ja-Ela Town Council, students of Maris Stella College, Negombo, Sunday School students and teachers, Youth Societies, the parishioners and many environmental-friendly organizations joined the campaign in a big way.
Seth FM Radio and Verbum Television provided the media coverage.