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Sri Lanka provides new settlements… for trees

Acting in compliance with the government’s ‘Deyata Sevana national tree planting campaign’, Sri Lanka’s ‘peacetime’ Army have been converting the land, formerly used for Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, into an orchard, reported ColomboPage.

The Army run project, will initially plant 1,000 saplings at Manik Farm. The army has also launched another 225 acre joint agricultural project with a private company, Prima Ltd.

The Sri Lankan army’s tree prosperity initiative, comes as 178 families, who were forced to move out from the camps and resettled unaided, in little more than a clearing in a forest, earlier this month, bore the brunt of tropical storms.

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