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The Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka remains committed for the management of the environment and natural resources of the country, maintaining the equilibrium between the trends in rapid economic development and use of natural resource base.

Social and economic behavior of the increasing human population has put a major threat in achieving these objectives. The Ministry has framed key policies for adoption in management of environment and natural resources of the country. These policies are implemented with the participation of stakeholders including government, agencies, NGO's and communities.

Hon. Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella

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“It should be emphatically stated at the outset that the Ministry of Environment serves as the guide and director responsible for the protection and growth of exponential environmental resources and all areas connected thereto while maintaining a balance between the rapid economic advancement of Sri Lanka and its natural resources..”

Dr. Anil Jasinghe

“The Ministry of Environment serves as the focal point in formulating national environmental policies and the conservation of environment. Accordingly, the Ministry in collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders inclusive of the public sector, private sector, nongovernmental organizations carries out activities relating to environmental management and regulation while making necessary policy decisions.”

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Battaramulla.Sri Lanka.

This Ministry has conducted an awareness program related to Plastic Waste Management, Food waste Management and Greening the Institution on 16th March 2023 parallel with the Global Recycling Day celebration on 18th March. The target group of this programme was the Development Officers (DOs) which work under the Ministry of Environment in Colombo, Gamapaha, Kaluthara, Kegalle and Rathnapura districts. The aim of this program is to make and increase the awareness on plastic waste management among the general public through Development Officers by increasing their awareness on this.

This was conducted under the “Marine Litter and Microplastics” (NORAD1) project in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and HELP-O Sri Lanka.

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