Sri Lanka observing the World Earth Hour today

Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the fifth annual World Earth Hour tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Western Provincial Council member Udaya Gammanpila urged the public to keep the lights and other electrical equipment switched off during the Hour to express concern over the natural disasters triggered by consumption of fossil fuel.

The Western Province ceremony in this regard is now underway under the patronage of Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Australian High Commissioner Cathy Klugman.

World Earth Hour was celebrated throughout many countries yesterday to create awareness among the public on the natural disasters that occur due to climate changes.

Sri Lanka decided to hold the Earth Hour tonight since the World Cup quarter-final cricket match between Sri Lanka and England was played yesterday, Gammanpila said.

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