CEJ conduct a three day training residential program for government officers on Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Sri Lanka
February 13, 2019
for environmental justice has been continuously working on promoting and
awareness raising on Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Sri Lanka. A
three day training residential program was organized as another step of this
program. Training was held at Chinthana
Training Center, Nainamadama 5 –7 th February 2019. Around 50 participants representing
district secretary offices and other government offices in the country
participated the training. Participants were divisional secretaries, planning
officers, land officers, environmental officers, forest officers, Irrigation
officers, engineers etc. A reputed pool of lecturers who were among the best in
each sector delivered lectures during the training. Mrs. Shirani Yasarathne /
Former Deputy Director General CEA and
Independent EIA Expert, Mrs Nilmini Attanayake, Director (EIA) of Central Environmental Authority, Prof. K.
Tudor Silva, University of Peradeniya, Prof. Devaka Weerakoon, University of
Colombo Dr. Premachandra Wattage, University of Portsmouth, UK and University
of Moratuwa, Mrs. Ramani Ellepola, Former Director General of Central
Environmental Authority Mr. W.A.D.D. Wijesooriya/ Former Director (EIA) Central
Environmental Authority , Mr. Ajith Ethugala, Assistant Project Director
(Envt.), Strategic Cities Development Project delivered lectures. Finally, Mr.
Ravindranath Dabare, (Attorney at Law) Chairman, Centre for Environmental
Justice discussed on EIA related legal cases. Inputs from Mr. Hemantha
Withanage/ Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Justice during the training were very much valued.