Earth Hour- observance of one hourís darkness
Mar 27, 2010
Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has requested all Government Institutions to switch off their lights from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. to observe the Earth Hour (EH) today (27).

The Minister said a ceremony will be held at the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry to mark the Earth Hour using moonlight and non electrical lamps.

As millions of people around the world have celebrated Earth Hour since 2007 Sri Lanka also decided to observe the EH in 2010 mentioned the Minister.

Nearly 2.2 million Australian citizens spent an hour in darkness switching off their electrical lamps on March 27, 2007 to reduce green house gas emissions to the atmosphere and hence it was named as 'Earth Hour'.

People in around 370 cities in 30 countries have observed the Earth Hour on March 27, 2008. People in 4,159 cities in 88 countries celebrated Earth Hour switching off their electrical lights in 2009 including Even the Eiffel Tower as it had switched off its lights to mark the Earth Hour.

Courtesy: Lanka Puwath