Sri Lanka’s historic Kandy Lake will see the establishment of nearly 100 floating platforms over the next three years, which is aimed at keeping the lake clean.
A group of Singaporean Professors along with students from the Nanyang Technological University is currently engaged in placing this floating platforms filled with a local plant called cannas.
The Group is joined by the experts from the University of Peradeniya to carry out this project which is titled as “Mitigation of Pollution in Kandy Lake and Mid Canal”.
The Singaporeans are engaged in this program under a pilot project which is a part of the Lien Environment Fellowship Program of the Nanyang Unversity.
The Lien Environmental Fellowship is a Program aimed at enabling candidates at universities or research organizations to improve water, sanitation and renewable energy in less fortunate communities in Asia.
Since mid last year, three such floating platforms have been placed in the lake, which functions as a purifying system, apart from beautifying the lake.
Sri Lanka’s Kandy Lake built in the year 1807 by the last king of the Kandyan Kingdom is located in the middle of the city, a world heritage city, named by the UNESCO.
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