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Central Environmental Authority

Central Environmental Authority

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was established in August 1981 under the provisions of the National Environmental Act No. 47 of 1980, which was later amended in 1988 and 2000. The objective of establishing the CEA was to make provision for the protection, management and enhancement of the environment, regulation, maintenance and control of the quality of the environment and prevention, abatement and control of pollution.
 
 
For further information contact:
Central Environmental Authority
  “Parisara Piyasa”,
104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.
+94-11-2872278,  2873447-9, 2888999
+94-11-2872347,2872608, 2873447
www.cea.lk

 

Forest Department

 Forest Department  

The Forest Department (FD) was established in 1887. Over the years many initiatives have been taken to minimize the rate of deforestation by effective application of the provisions in the Forest Ordinance.

The functions of the Department are organized under seven Technical Divisions at Head Office level namely: Silviculture, Forest Inventory and Management, Environmental Management, Forestry Research and education, Social Forestry and Extension, Planning and Monitoring and Forest Protection and Law Enforcement

 
 
For further information contact:
Forest Department 
 

“Sampathpaya”,

P.O.Box 3,

Battaramulla,

Sri Lanka.

+94-11-2866631-2
+94-11-2866633
www.forestdept.gov.lk

 

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB)

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB)

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) was established in 1993. It is mainly involved in promoting the conservation and management of the mineral resources of the country. It seeks to ensure that the mineral potential is realized for the benefit of the country and the minerals are extracted in an efficient, safe and environmentally sound way. The major responsibilities of the Bureau are undertaking the systematic geological mapping and assessing the mineral resources of the country.

 
 
For further information contact:
Geological Survey & Mines Bureau
  No: 569, Epitamulla Road,
Pitakotte,
Sri Lanka.
+94-11-2886289, 2887820-3
+94-11-2886273
www.gsmb.gov.lk

 

Marine Environment Protection Authority

Marine Environment Protection Authority

Marine Environment Protection Authority contribute to protect the marine environment from ship based and shore based maritime related activity, to comply with International and national obligations by promulgation of laws and regulations and implementation of international Conventions relating to marine pollution prevention and all other matters.

 
 
For further information contact:
Marine Environment Protection Authority
 
No. 758, 2nd Floor,
Baseline Road,
Colombo 09,
Sri Lanka.
+94-112687520, 2690604-5
+94-11-2687451
www.mepa.gov.lk