SLAF drops 75,000 seeds, seedlings over Monaragala

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 13 2021
News SLAF drops 75,000 seeds, seedlings over Monaragala


(Terminalia bellirica), ‘Kithul’ (Caryota urens),’Munamal’ (Mimusops elengi), ‘Aralu’ (Oroxylum indicum), ‘Domba’ (Calophyllum inophyllum) and ‘Ketakala’ (Bridelia retusa). The area covered comprised a total of 495 acres and was planned to coincide with the current monsoonal rains. An Mi-17 helicopter piloted by Wing Commander Jagath Gunatilleke with Flying Officer Dinuka Gunasinghe as co-pilot was involved in this operation. SLAF’s Command Agro Unit at SLAF Base Katunayake under the leadership of Group Captain Rajeev Kodippili and the FCD organised this mission. SLAF Station Weerawila located 29.3 nautical miles from the selected area was utilised as the staging base for this operation. (PA)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 13 2021

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