‘Osu Wana Dahasak’ Launched at Pillawa Temple
By Thameenah Razeek
The Ministry of Environment has begun its 100th herbal forest centered around the Boralesgamuwa Pillawa Temple under the scheme to build another ‘Osu Wana Dahasak’ at sites of devotion throughout the island. Each religious site will get a set of 24 plants of local therapeutic value as part of the ‘Osu Wana Dahasak’ programme which will then be planted.
The Board of trustees or the trustees in charge of the place of worship will also be responsible to maintain the plants. The Pillawa Temple recently started preparing the 100th herbal forest for this programme. Minister of Environment, Mahinda Amaraweera planted a rare medicinal plant known as Yakinarang. Ven. Polonnaruwa Seelananda Thera and Ven. Gonapinuwala Chandraratana Thera also received a set of medicinal plants from the Minister.