The Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry announced that Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy had been named as the world’s first Green Religious Site, said.
Accordingly, the entire temple premises will be made polythene/plastic-free zones.
The National programme to name the Temple of the Tooth as the world’s first green religious place of worship was held last Friday under the patronage Minister Faiszer Musthapha.
The Minister said the temple would provide recyclable vases at the entrance for devotees to offer flowers instead of the plastic vases that devotees bring inside the temple premises.
Only environmentally friendly waste bins would be used inside the temple premises under this programme, he said.