Prize giving of the art competition winners at ILPPWA 2019
February 10, 2020
The event was organized to give
certificates and cash prizes to the winners of the art competition held in line
with the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 2019. Among 69
paintings received, 30 winners were selected to give cash prizes and
certificates. The remaining certificates will be sent to the students via post.
Participants were made aware on
the effects of lead poisoning and history of CEJ in making Sri Lankan paint
lead safe by Mr. Hemantha Withanage, ED. Sources of lead poisoning and making
lead safe choices was explained by Mrs. Chalani Rubesinghe, S. Environmental
Officer. While Mr. Nazar, Lanka Paint Solutions talked about selecting the
right paint, Mr. Nuwan from Multilac taught children about being environmental
friendly. Many students, teachers and parents shared their views on the
completion and the program.
Winners representing, Vidhyakara girls’ college,
Maharagama; Balangoda Ananda Maithrie Madhya maha Vidyalaya; Bogaswewa
Vidyalaya, Vauniya; Medagama Abhaya Aadharsha maha Vidyalaya Along with
teachers and parents; media representatives; Mr. Nuwan Prasanna, Senior Sales
Manager, Multilac and Mr. Nazar, Managing Director, Lanka Paint Solutions
joined the event. The event was convened by Mr. Gamini Piyarathna, Assistant
field coordinator, CEJ. Mr. Hemantha WIthanage, ED; Mr. Dilena Pathragoda, MD; Mr. Ranjan
Karunaratne, Media officer; Mrs. Chalani Rubesinghe, S. Environmental Officer
represented CEJ at the event.