Former President Maithripala Sirisena has added several photos to his Facebook account showing him planting a tree for his birthday today.

That’s it.

“It is the duty and responsibility of all of us to protect and hand over this earth to the children of the future. Plant a tree in every good deed of life and contribute to the preservation of the environment in which we live. It is an honorable appeal made to you during my tenure as President. Today is my birthday and we breathe a sigh of relief.” Adding one plant to the earth “