A Two day clean-up programme was launched on 07th March 2018 in a partnership with Sirasa TV to mark 67th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Air Force. The aim of the project was to clean up the path leading up to the peak of the “Sripadasthanaya”, a religious site that has been subject to reverence by people both at home and abroad.
The “Siri Pada” season, that starts with the 'Siripa Karuna’ period which commences after the Uduvap Poya day, draws thousands of devotees who flock here from all over the country and world. These devotees however, also leave behind large amounts of waste, which threatens to destroy the beauty and the bio diversity in and around the holy site.
With the aim of addressing this issue, and in parallel with the celebration of the 67th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force, organised a two-day activity with the theme "Climb the Peak, Protect the Nature.” The News First Gammedda initiative too, joined hands with the SLAF in this meritorious endeavour.
The team engaged in religious activities at the Maussakelle Saman Devalaya then proceeded to the Adam’s Peak.
They began their task from the Samachethaya in Nallanthanniya on the Samanala Kanda and also moved forward with the objective of repairing the damaged staircases as well. The campaign was led by the Commanding Officer Of SLAF Station Colombo Air Commodore Waruna Gunawardana.