Department of Forestry to Develop Mangrove Resource Center at Ittapana using Citizens Development Business Finance Funding.

The Citizens Development Business Finance PLC has come on board to support the establishment of the new Mangrove Resource Center of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Accordingly, an MoU was signed on 27-12-202 between the Citizens Development Business Finance PLC and the Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to set up this new Mangrove Resource Center at Ittapana, Kalutara District under the financial assistance of CDB Finance PLC. The new Mangrove Resource Center will be established in the 2-acre property donated by Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda. Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage, The Vice-Chancellor of USJ, Prof. Priyan Perera, Director, Center for Sustainability, Mr Vimukthi Fernand and Mr Rajitha Rupasingher (CFS) from USJ and Mr. Mahesh Nanyakkara (MD/CEO), Mr Damith Tennakoon (DCEO/CFO), Ms Aroshi Ranatunga (Senior Manager Sustainability) and Ms Ovini Dias from Citizens Development Business Finance PLC participated this occasion.

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