One of the most serious environmental issues affecting Sri Lanka is the deforestation of its land. According to a UN country report, Sri Lanka’s forest coverage has reduced drastically from 53% in 1990 to 29% in 2012 and this is corroborated by statistics maintained by the Department of forestry and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Rotary Sri Lanka has launched an ambitious flagship project in the country to plant One million trees and play our part in helping Sri Lanka grow back its forests to support future generations.

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The Project

In order to ensure the optimum possibility of the trees surviving and contributing to the increased forest cover Rotary has embarked on a number of key initiatives.

The trees are planted in a specific geographic area on the banks of the six key reservoirs in the Kurunegala district which is a protected area.

The cost of a sponsorship of a tree is LKR 100/ -. This includes the cost of the plant and general maintenance and nurturing for two years.

The project offers many organisations and corporates a great opportunity to be a part of a unique public-private sustainability project and help grow our forests that will benefit future generations of Sri Lankans.

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Latest Update

The adverse weather patterns – including the worst ever drought in recent history - have severely hampered the planting of the saplings and the project has been advised by the authorities to refrain from any planting until the rainy season sets in.

The survival rate of newly planted saplings is about 80% when planted during the rainy season and this drops drastically to about 30% if planting is done during the present drought. The team will remain in close consultation with the authorities and will commence the planting as soon as we are advised to do so.

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Healthy living through a greener environment. We hope not only to see more trees being planted, but also that this process will inspire people to keep looking for more ways to make a difference and make their life more sustainable.


To have a greener environment for future generations by inspiring, engaging and supporting people to take personal responsibility for the environment, making it safe, healthy and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the country.

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