Bhagya Abeyratne, the 19-year old who woke up the entire country to the devastation at Sinharaja World Heritage, was visited by many foremost poets of Sri Lanka at her home in Rambuka, Rakwana yesterday (24) to wish her strength.
Award winning poets Dr. Ratna Sri Wijesinghe, Nandana Weerasinghe, Ravi Siriwardena, Mahinda Prasad Masimbula, Lahiru Kithalagama and Lahiru Karunaratne were among the new generation poets who joined the occasion.
Bhagya was given over a hundred literature books and highly appreciated for her sensitivity to the environment. The poets praised her genuine interest in the environment, especially at a time when environmental sensitivity is alienated to the younger generation.
They further noted the need for a sensitive young generation that loves mother earth and stands for collective social aspirations.
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