CEJ officers had preliminary site visits in the proposed area with the intention of identifying the most vulnerable and affected communities and areas by HEC as well as environmental value together with studying community livelihood. In both districts the team paid several visits to local bureaucrats and also visited village communities. Site visit was covered
The survey on Human-Elephant Conflict in Northwestern province was conducted at Puttalam from 30th – 31st August 2020 and Kurunegala from 20th – 21st September. The objective of this survey was mainly to identify the magnitude of human elephant conflict in Northwestern province, and summarize the current and potential alternatives for mitigation of HEC and
We should not go back to pre Corona situation once Corona lockdown is over. We have many learnings during Corona. This article proposes the need to address root causes of environmental degradation while respecting human rights and planetary limits, restore natural ecosystems including local initiatives for transformation, support sustainable agriculture and peoples responses to healthy food systems leading and supporting people responsive climate actions.
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
The EIA Training was held from the 24th – 26th of September 2019 In Nainamadama at the Chinthana Training Centre. The training was initiated mainly for Government officials of the respective districts in Sri Lanka. There were participants from the respective local Universities as well as various civil society organizations as well. The training was