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Presidential Secretariat Convenes Meeting to Launch “Beach Clean-up Coordination App”

A meeting was held at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday (15), chaired by Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff, Sagala Ratnayaka, to discuss the launch of a new mobile application titled “Beach Clean-up Coordination App.” The objective of this initiative is to enhance cleanliness and waste management on beaches.

The introduction of this mobile application is facilitated through the intervention of the Coastal Conservation Protection Authority. It aims to formalize coordination among institutions and organizations engaged in the sustainable development of coastal and marine environments.

Ratnayaka underscored the importance of commitment from all responsible institutions in ensuring the sustainability of ocean and coastal areas by maintaining cleanliness. He emphasized that the new mobile application will serve as an effective tool to facilitate these activities.

Further emphasizing the necessity of expanding current education and awareness programs regarding coastal cleanliness and preservation, Ratnayaka noted that such efforts would significantly contribute to the government’s initiative to promote tourism in coastal regions.

The Coastal Conservation and Protection Authority highlighted the severe pollution of coastal and marine resources caused by waste flowing from rivers and canals, sewage discharge, and waste dumped near fishing ports and other marine areas. They stressed the importance of clean-up efforts involving public and private institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations. The introduction of the mobile application is expected to enhance the coordination of these activities for more effective waste management.

In attendance at the discussion were Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Prabhath Chandrakeerthi, Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, W.S. Satyananda, along with other government officials, the Navy Commander, Inspector General of Police, Heads of Security Division, and representatives of non-governmental organizations.



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