Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014  
  October 2014, Kandy- CEJ recognised thirteen environmental and social rights defenders who served many years during the Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014.Former vice president of the International Court of Justice,  
   
 
Colombo was flodded 3 times in 2010. CEJ filed a lawsuit in the Western Provincial High Court seeking a proper plan and removal of all blockades.
Panadura Magistrate Court issued a conditional order against the Royal Marketing, a plastic manufacturing company located in SarikkaMulla, Panadura on 18th November 2009.
A public nuisance case was filed against a service station in Bandaragama seeking control air pollution.
Appeal Court case on illegal river bed mining in the Kahangama area in Kaluganga August 2009
Against sand mining in Atthanagalu Oya in Minuwangoda - July 2009
regading a piggery in Kandana - March 2009
regarding election posters during the Western provincial Elections - December 2008
CEJ provide legal aid for people affected by Cyanide pollution of drinking water in Minuangoda - 2008
Case seeking a Solid waste management Policy - June 2007
Case seeking a Solid waste management Policy - June 2007
 
Case seeking an Elephant Conservation Policy- May 2007
 
Case against Nuraichcholai Coal Power Plant- July 2006 
 
Challenging the constitutionality of the North Western Provincial Environmental Statute- July 2006
 
 
Climate Symposium calls to set up a Climate Commission
Climate Symposium held today(18th November 2010) in Colombo calls His Excellency the President to set up a Climate Commission to bring multi stakeholder approach to fight climate impacts, engage in adaptation and achieve climate justice. They also calls Sri Lanka Delegation to the Climate Negotiations to play an active role. The symposium was organised by the Centre for Environmental Justice/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka
and the Practical Action( Sri Lanka. India, Bangladesh Programme). Read the Sri Lanka Civil Society statement for the Government of Sri Lanka and its delegation to Cop16.
 
Floods in Colombo is the result of filling wetlands
Flooding In Colombo, the capitol of Sri Lanka today( 11th November 2010) is the worst flooding in Sri Lanka in the recent times. The whole city including Colombo 7 and Parliament was also under water. According to the Disaster Management Centre 260,109 people from 57,920 families have been affected so far and 11 houses have been completely damaged and 257 houses have been
partially damaged. Filling of the wetlands in the city of Colombo is mainly responsible for this flooding.
 
Deadly lead in paint
CEJ tested number of paint brands available in Sri Lanka and found most enamel decorative paints available in Sri Lanka contain very high levels of lead. Lead is deadly for your child. Sri Lanka Standards Institutions is now making specifications to control lead in enamel paints, toy paints and automobile paints.
 
Climate Justice Now!
Climate Change is a universal problem created by the developed countries by emitting large amounts of Green House Gases. COP 16 will be held in Cancun in Mexico in January 2010. Let's fight for climate justice!
 
Nuclear power by 2025
Sri Lanka is planning to build a nuclear power plant by 2025. Nuclear power is world most riskiest power generation. It requires billion of Rupees. This will be powered by Thorium according to the Minister of Power and Energy.
   
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Persistent Organic Pollutants have been banned under the Stockholm Convention. PCB is one among them. But Sri Lanka still imports PCB contaminated transformers and inductors.
   
Proposed Sugarcane plantation in Nilgala
5000 Hectares of Nilgala Forest will be destroyed for the proposed Sugarcane plantation which will produce ethanol and sugar. This is the catchment of the Galoya Reservoir and a part of the Medicinal plant forest established in 3rd Century BC by King Buddadasa.
 
Environmental Law Training
CEJ has undertaken an initiative to train Lawyers, CBO leaders and civil society members in the North and Eastern Provinces on the Environment and Environmental Laws, in collaboration with the Bar Association, Central Environmental Authority and the other environmental agencies.
 
Project on Heavy Metal
Cadmium, Mercury and Lead are heavy metals that are very harmful to the human life. Yet, these items are added to the environment in small quantities through the industrial items. CEJ will begin its new project to measure the quantities available in the natural environment, in water etc.
 
COP 15 in Copenhagen
The final lap of the climate talks will begin in Copenhagen on December 7, 2009. Can we expect climate justice in Copenhagen?.
 
NUCLEAR POWER! NO THANKS!
Sri Lanka has recently announced that the Ministry of Science and Technology will promote Nuclear Power in Sri Lanka. Read the full article written by Justice Christoper Weeramanthry
 
Kalu Ganga Gem mining is illegal
Recent auction of the Kalu Ganga for river bed gem mining requires an Environmental Impacts Assessment. Yet authorities are justifying this act and say they will adhere to the environmental measures.
 
                   
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