President bans plastic water bottles!

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has banned the use of all plastic water bottles provided for the consumption of those participating in various meetings held on a daily basis at the Presidential Secretariat.

The media had reported that instead, the president had ordered water to be served to guests in glasses.

This move will significantly reduce the number of plastic bottles used by the Presidential Secretariat being discarded into the environment.

Many environmental groups in the country including the wildlife protection Circle, Mihithala Mithuran and Thambapanni Nature Group have commended the action taken by the President to protect the environment.