EIA workshop

 Environmental Impact Assessment process in Sri Lanka is 40 years old. This was introduced in 1980 through the National Environmental Act no 47 of 1980. Central environmental Authority is the main responsible agency for implementing this process. The main objective of the Central Environmental Authority is to oversee development activities/efforts in the country for possible environmental damages as well as social and economic concerns. However, CEJ identified that there are limited opportunities available to learn about this process which limits the effectiveness of this process. Therefore, Centre for Environmental Justice is consistently working towards promoting and raising awareness on the EIA process in Sri Lanka. As another step in this effort, a three-day residential training program was organized from the 22nd to 24th of January 2020 at the Chinthana Training Centre, Nainamadama. Participants were government servants including divisional secretaries, district secretaries, planning officers, land officers, environmental officers, forest officers, Irrigation officers, engineers & CSO representatives. This was another successful workshop that was organized by the Centre for Environmental Justice.

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