Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the military would be used to “protect the natural resources including forest and coastal areas” of Sri Lanka, after a meeting in Colombo in Tuesday.
Speaking with leaders of Environment Protection organisations at the Presidential Secretariat, Mr Sirisena said that soldiers from all branches of Sri Lanka’s armed forces would be used to “protect natural resources”.
Commanders of Sri Lanka’s Tri Forces and the Inspector General of the Police were also present during the discussions, reports the Ministry of Defence.
Under the previous government last year the military also undertook similar ecological projects, launching a “well coordinated” drive to eradicate weeds in the Jaffna peninsula,
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