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Celebration of International Ozone Day
16th September 2010 at Kurunegala District
Theme : Ozone Layer Protection: Governance and Compliance at their best
Arrival of the Chief Guest... Dr. Mrs. Dhammika Sumanarathne Yapa    
Lighting the Oil Lamp Registration of participants  
Opening of the Art Exibition    
Welcome Speach by the Dr. Samaratunga, Secretary, M/Environment Dr. W L Sumathipala..  
Audiance Winning Speach of the Oratary Competition  
Bardic about the Ozone Protection ....  
Cancellation of the stamp… to mark the 25th anniversary of the Vienne Convention and 20th Anniversary of establishment of Multilateral Fund  
Presenting new publications ....    
Mr. Vajira Narampanawa, Additional Secretary M/Environment Equipment distribution among AC/Ref Workshops @ Tech.. Colleges  
1st place for Oratary competition    
Best picture of the art competiion for the Stamp...    
Winning team of the Quiz programme Stage Item from the the Eka Ahasak Yata Radio programme  
  Vote of Thanks  

Paper suppliment published on International Ozone Day (16th Sept. 2010) Donwnload (English Sinhala Tamil)

International Ozone Day -2010
Oratory Competition Conduct in Kurunegala Distric

Name  & School     Place   Amount         
Dilshani Geethika Hitige,  Maliyadeva Balika Maha Vidyalaya – Kurunegala
1st Place
Rs 5000/-  
W. M. Suchinthaka Prabashwara Wanninayaka - U B Wanninayaka Navodya School  -  Balalla   2nd Place     Rs. 3000/-  
Ms  D. M. Nimali Dissanayaka, D. P. Wickramasinghe Vidyalaya – Kurunegala     3rd Place  Rs. 2500/-

International Ozone Day Programme 2010
For winning team of the Ozone quiz – 2010 competition conducted in Kurunegala District
Maliyadeva Balika Maha Vidyalaya - Kurunegala

Name Amount Rs . 
P. B. K. Sara Ruwanthika Kapukotuwa   3000/-
W. R. Sachini Dilushika Weerakkodi                                 3000/-
Dilshani Geethika Hitige                                                   3000/- 
Y. R. Madusha Probhodinie Chandrasena Yapa                                 3000/-  
H. M. Reneesha Nuwanthi Herath                                   3000/-

International Ozone Day Programme 2010
For Runner up team of the Ozone quiz – 2010 competition
conducted in Kurunegala District
Wijayaba National College  - Mahawa

Name                                                                        Amount Rs.    
I. M. Sachinda Bandara                                               2000/-  
T. M. Chathurika Nilminie Thennakoon                   2000/- 
R . M. A. Maljini Senevirathna                              2000/- 
S. M. Amitha Priyadharshani Senanayaka             2000/-
R. M. Namal Madhuranga                                     2000/- 

Winner of the All Island school Art competition for Commemoration of
     25th Anniversary of Vienna Convention

Name and School Place Amount
Isuru Sadara Miranda, St. Josephs’ College, Colombo 10 Best Place Commemorative Stamp Rs. 5000
Under the group below 11 years of age    
Milni Laknara Perera, Vidura College, No 22, kirimandala Mw, Nawala, Rajagiriya  1st Place :        Rs. 5,000.00 
:Indira Khenu Bandara Sandirigama, Sakura Model Pre – school, Welagedara Uyana , Kurunegala                         2nd Place Rs. 4,000.00
Risandu Vivandith Uyangoda, Vidura College, No 22, Kirimandala Mw, Nawala, Rajagiriya       3rd Place Rs. 3,000.00
Under the category of Age group 11-15 years    
Abadeni  Rallage Isurri Kithmini Abadeniya, St. Josephs’ B M V, Kegalle & 1st Place  Rs. 5,000.00  
Dulmi Fonseka, Vidura college,  No 22 Kirimaldala Mw, Nawala , Rajagiriya         2nd place  Rs. 4,000.00 

G L Vihanga Mihiranga, Dharmapala Vidyalaya,  Pannipitiya                                             

3rd Place Rs. 3,000.00
Under the category of Age group 15-18 years  1st Place    
D Thilini Vasana,   Holy Angel’s Girls College, Kuliyapitiya                                 1st Place Rs. 5,000.00 
(Other drawings received under this age group were not relevent to the theme)    

                  Winners of the art competition held commemorating 25th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Ozone Layer Projection according to the paper advertisement. download names and winning picutres

The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Ministry of Environment Sri Lanka celebrates international ozone day to mark the preservation of ozone layer, on 16th September in every year. Year 2010 is remarkable for all global communities because the 25th anniversary of establishing the Vienna convention is commemorated in this year.  The NOU has organized several events for marking this day as very important for environmental friendly people. Three day awareness program was conducted in May for school teachers in all divisions of Wayaba Province, aiming in preparing students for quiz, oratory and painting competitions on topics related to ozone layer protection.  Honorable Minister of Environment participated for the 1st day of the awareness program and he emphasized the importance of this type of educational programs to enhance the knowledge in protection the global environment. First round and quarter finals of quiz and oratory competition were conducted for school students successfully in cooperation with the Wayaba Provincial Ministry of Education. Students from 110 schools participated at these competitions. The final competitions are scheduled to be held in mid of August in order to select the winners for awarding the prizes at the Ozone day celebration. NOU has made arrangements to broadcast these competitions   through Sri Lanka Broadcasting cooperation and telecast by Dialog TV channels.   

Selecting groups of students from schools through a competition for painting important messages in respect of ozone layer protection, on a public wall has been planned to conduct at the end of August.

Launching a commemorative stamp and first day cover for 25th anniversary of Vienna convention, is the significant event for this year ozone day celebration. Therefore, in collaboration with Ministry of Posts & Telecommunication, NOU decided to launch 2 stamps. One based on as art selected the school student competition and the other based on as art selected from professional artists.  Two paper advertisements were published in this regard, calling arts to select suitable art for commemorative stamp. In addition to this, best 9 paintings have been selected under 3 age categories and merit awards will be presented at the Ozone day celebration.  High response was shown by school students for this competition and excellent knowledge about importance of ozone layer protection was illustrated by this paintings.  Selection were already made for by an independent panel of judges.

Following activities will be in the agenda on celebration of Ozone Day on 16 September 2010

Launching of 2 commemorative stamps and first day cover for 25th anniversary of Vienna convention, 10th anniversary of MLF and phasing out of strong ozone depleting substances with the participation of Honorable Minister of Environment and Honorable Minister of Posts  & Telecommunication

  • Launching of 3 new publications
  • Distribution of  dockets consist of awareness materials among the participants
  • Distribution of “T “ shirts printed with a awareness theme on ozone layer protection
  • Presenting the Awards for school competition winners
  • Video presentation on  Vienna convention and  ozone layer protection
  • Performing a “ozone bardic” by school students
  • Displaying of banners around the venue with ozone layer protection messages
  • Publish  paper supplements on international ozone day
  • A discussion on TV  by Director NOU, about the International Ozone day and the 25th anniversary of Vienna convention

International Ozone Day Celebration in national level - 2010, September 16 - Wining School children will be awarded at the Art competition commemorating 25th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Ozone Layer Projection according to the paper advertisement. Advertisement Download Sinhala DownloadTamil

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