The environment Committee which represents all members from St. Paul’s Church Kandy also functions as the same to the Diocese of Kurunagala. Our activities throughout the year targets three different areas.
Every Year we have been able to select two parishes one English and one Sinhala or Tamil for our awareness programs. The theme covers the environmental problem in the area and the congregation is prepared through an inspirational environment worship service to understand God’s Creation and the need as a Christian to nurture and protect our planet earth.
Eg: Christ Church Matale
Theme – Save Trees, Save Water
As the area covers most of our virgin forests the importance of preserving them for our future generations was highlighted.
E.g. Clove tree, Nelli Tree, Shower of Gold (Ehela) Cinnamon tree, Nutmeg, Goraka, Jambu , and pepper plants. Every plant was labelled with its botanical and Sinhala name. Today it is a beauty to see all of them are growing well and the children admire and feel them as their own.
The Committee –
Prof Nedra Karunaratne,
Dr Lakmini Illangasinghe,
Mr Senerath Yatawara,
Dr Priennie Ranatunga,
Mrs Lakdini Katugaha.