An official ceremony to plant a tree at the auspicious time in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year was held in Angunukolapelassa under the patronage of minister Mahinda Amaraweera this morning. A Sandu Tree given by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse was planted at 6.40 am today. Several tree planting programmes were also conducted in parallel to this national programme. Chairman of the central environment authjority Siripala Amarasinghe also said that the authority has also contributed for the national tree planting programme. This programme was implemented under the theme of Surakumu environment to increase the forest cover in the island.
- The oil anointing for the new year will be held at the auspicious of 7.16 am tomorrow.
- A suspect has been arrested in possession of two kilogrammes of Ice drugs.