GREEN LANE DIARY PROGRAM - 2011
Poster Competition Commemorating World Water Day 
 
In 2011 in order to enhance the environmental knowledge of the young generation of Sri Lanka which is in the tropical region possessing very rich biodiversity, GCSL decided to implement awareness programs as they will be the future citizens of the country. Accordingly, the World Water Days visa, 22nd March were commemorated by launching water related activities. In this connection, a Poster Competition was held among the students of Grade V and the following three winners were selected for issuing certificates and valuable gifts in 2011.
  1. M.K. Siumi Sadunika Alwis, Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda
  2. M.A. Nipuni Sandeepa, Munidasa Kumaranatunga Vidyalaya, Kaduwela
  3. Vikum Anurada Walpola, Wethara Junior School, Wethara
Drama Competition
 
In 2011 the Advisory Board members decided to launch a program on short dramas among young school children focused on environment as an aesthetic aspect which are more attractive to young minds. Accordingly, a competition was held in a few selected government schools in the Colombo district during 2011. The dramas presented by the school children were excellent as they depicted the importance of environmental conservation. Accordingly, in 2011 the following schools were judged as the best three winners.     
  1. Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Nugegoda
  2. Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda
  3. Pannipitiya Darmapala Vidyalaya
 
In addition, the best male and female actors were also selected and the actors were presented with certificates, gifts and mementoes to the schools for the excellent performances organized by teachers.
 
Speech and Essay Contest
 
After collecting the completed Green Lane diaries, they were evaluated to select 100 outstanding diaries. Hence, students were exposed to a speech and essay contest on 29.10.2011. Ultimately a panel of judges selected two winners for the offer of trips to Japan and participated at International Children’s Symposium along with the teacher selected to accompany them.
 
Annual Award Ceremony
 
The award ceremony of the Green Lane program was held on 14th November 2011 at the National Youth Services Council Center graced by the Hon. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Education as the Chief Invited Guest, Mr. Toshiyuki Shibata, General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation, Colombo Branch, and Ms. Menaka Seneviratne his Secretary and a host of other invitees in Sri Lanka. On this occasion, the air tickets were presented to the winners and the teacher, certificates, and gifts to outstanding 100 children and school level 300 students. In addition, certificates and mementos were presented to the winners of the Drama Competition and Poster Competitions. This final occasion was participated by a total of around 1500 Invitees, students, teachers, principals, and parents.
 
Yearly Tour of Japan     
 
The project on Green Lane on writing of environmental Diaries as a competition among the school children of Grade V in the government schools was introduced to Sri Lanka by Green Cross Japan in 2005 and for the seventh time it was launched in 2011 at a total of  46 schools participated by 5000 school children in each year for the selection of three or two winners for the offer of trips to Japan for participation at GCJ Award Ceremony in Japans held in Tokyo held in Tokyo accompanied by selected teachers and the  President of GCSL for a   period of one week with all facilities such as air travel and accommodation in Japanese Hotels with fund a made available by Green Cross Japan. In 2011 the following winners visited Japan and successfully participated at the GCJ Award Ceremony.
  1. M. Chaturya Anusaree Wikaramarathna, Rahula Balika Vidyalaya, Malabe
  2. M. Ishini Vihanga Daramasiri, Pannipitiya Daramapala Vidyalaya
  • Teacher: S.B. Fatima Shamani Perera, Piliyandala No. 1 Junior School