Harshani Abayawardhana, Environmental Officer, Centre for Environmental Justice Mercury is a toxic heavy metal, potentially damage the human health and the environment. Worldwide environmental concerns over mercury led the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) to draw up the Minamata convention on mercury to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of
Hemantha Withanage Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Justice Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksha issued a gazette No. 2222/13 – MONDAY, APRIL 05, 2021 banning oil palm cultivation in Sri Lanka. The decision is a not a surprise as it was a promise made by the president during his presidential race responding to a long battle
Centre for Environmental Justice today (12/03/2021) sent the public comments on the EIA of proposed project on mining of heavy mineral sands along the Akkaraipattu – Komari coastal stretch (Oluvil mineral sands project) and establishment of mineral sand processing plant at the Oluvil port premises in Ampara district in Eastern province Download the full comment
CEJ celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2019 Read the Anniversary Publication here Little History… Accidental, but with a vision… Environmental struggle in Sri Lanka has a long history. Struggles to save Sinharaja forest, save Kandalama tank, save St Clair water fall and seven other falls, to save Muthurajawela and Bolgoda lake, save Eppawela Phosphate deposit,…………..
2021.01.27 Media Briefing! Case Number: CA WRT 43/21 CEJ files a writ petition against dumping waste, Illegal reclamation & land filling and the clearing of Mangrove vegetation in the Muthurajawela Wetlands A writ petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal by the Centre for Environmental Justice and its Executive Director Mr. Hemantha Withanage