Monthly Archives: October 2019

World Children’s Day

Posted on by Jaya

World Childrens Day 2019 2It was great to celebrate World Children’s Day on October 1st with 60 students and teachers from Sri Rohana school, which is situated near the entrance to Sri Lanka’s Lunugamvehera National Park.

A very big thanks to park warden, Chintaka Abeyrathna, for laying on lots of jeeps so the grade 9,10 and 11 students could visit the park and see the wild animals for the first time, while learning how he and his team maintain it.

World Childrens Day 2019 1SRI paid for lunch and tea at two different circuit bungalows deep inside the park.

Before they set off in the jeeps, I explained the importance of environmental conservation and how the tourism industry can play a role in protecting the country’s natural resources and boosting their family incomes.