President opens One Earth Arboretum
[Feb 08 2017]
Maithripala Sirisena declared open One Earth Arboretum (urban forest
garden), established by Dilmah Tea Company in Katubedda today (Feb. 07).
The One Earth Arboretum is a biodiversity experience
that is designed to present the aesthetic, functional and psychological
value of nature in an engaging and educational facility.
This was established by Dilmah founder Merrill J.
Fernando at a cost of Rs. 250 million for the benefit of present and
The One Earth Arboretum expanding in nine acres,
features over 500 floral species in two ecosystems including traditional
tank centric agriculture, rain fed chena cultivation and paddy
The President inaugurated the program to plant 10000
fruit plants at this occasion.
Deputy Minister Eran Wickramarathne, Chairman of
Dilmah Company Merrill J. Fernando, its Board of Directors including Mr.
Dilhan C. Fernando and many others participated at this event.
The president also observed the children center
established by the Dilmah Company for the children with special needs.
He who had cordial discussions with the children and joined them
Courtesy: President's Media