Friends of the Earth – (FOE) International Organization, a consortium of environmental organizations in nearly 75 countries around the world elected Mr. Hemantha as the organisation’s chair. He can be pointed out as the first person from the South Asian region to be elected for this position. Mr. Hemantha follows Karin Nansen of Uruguay, whose
National Symposium on Human-Elephant Conflict Organised by Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: Lessons Learnt during 2000 – 2020 Human-elephant conflict is a complex environmental, socio-economic and political concern affecting the country. Nature of the conflict varies geographically and its course varies temporally. Habitat destruction continues as the main driver behind
21 March, 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, “Sri Lanka’s Forests are too much fragmented and degraded- It requires urgent restoration for sustaining species” said Hemantha Withanage, Executive Director of the Sri Lanka based Centre for Environmental Justice. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. It’s an important day to remind
The event was organized to give certificates and cash prizes to the winners of the art competition held in line with the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 2019. Among 69 paintings received, 30 winners were selected to give cash prizes and certificates. The remaining certificates will be sent to the students via post.