CEA has decided to ban the use of plastic garlands during Poojas

local Srilanka

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has decided to ban the use of plastic garlands during Poojas at the Kataragama, Bellanwila, Pillewa, Kelaniya, Ratnapura and Navagamuwa Devalas and substitute them with garlands made of oil papers and degradable material, an official said.

However, the CEA has recommended the use of clothing material and natural flowers to make items of offerings.

CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said that the use of plastic garlands would be banned after introducing the environmental friendly garlands on March 22.