wd corbet gap view rz14 Jan11. New initiatives for education and conservation in the Knuckles mountain range

Dr. and Viji Dittus spoke with officials of the Ministry of Education, including the Minister of Education, Bandula Gunewardena, and Chief Minister of the Central Province, Sarath Ekanayake, at the Dumbanagala estate in the Knuckles region (www.dumbanagalachalet.com)  It was agreed to draft a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education to establish a Center for Environmental Education and Conservation at the estate. Steps were also discussed to expand the estate’s nursery for tree species native to the Knuckles