19, June 2020, Colombo- Today Centre for Environmental Justice filed a new court case in the Court of Appeal CA/WRT/128/2020 against Coast Conservation Department(CCD), Central Environmental Authority(CEA), Minister of Environment, Marine Environment Protection Authority(MEPA) and Attorney General against the beach pollution and the failed sand filling of Mt Lavinia beach without following due procedure. In
By Hemantha Withanage, Centre for Environmental Justice, Sri Lanka Manoja is a 50-year-old woman with one son and two daughters and lives in Pitipana village. Her husband is a fisherman and she sells the fish he catches at a road-side market. Fishing is their only source of income and her husband earned Rs1500 (around US$8)
MADHUSHANI SENDHANAYAKE Since 1931, where Sri Lanka gained the ‘Universal Suffrage’ which allowed all Sri Lankan citizens to participate in the democratic process, women had the constitutional freedom and right to vote and participate in political activities. The country elected Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranayake as the world’s first female prime minister in 1960 and elected Mrs.
EDITORIAL Right to environmental information Every citizen makes dozens of decisions every day on many things related to their life, families, communities and perhaps much broader. Right to information is fundamental in such decision making. In this 21st century such information should Download Newsletter