World Environment Day - A Message from the Chairman

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EFL’s Specialities

Environmental Law & Governance

Since the organisations inception in 1981, EFL has been a front runner in the fight for the rights of Sri Lanka’s rich biodiversity and environment.

Environmental Awareness

EFL has a long history of promoting environmental awareness, focusing on environmental law and science throughout the country.

Ecology & Wildlife Conservation

Over 50 conservation projects have been implimented throughout the years, ranging from the mitigation of coastal erosion and management, studies on climate change and wildlife conservation.

Sustainable Development

Over the past 10 years, EFL has been advocating corporate sustainability, and has been working with corporate bodies to promote sustainable development.



As a non profit public interest law group, EFL is committed to securing Sri Lanka’s environmental rights and protecting the environment through legal mechanisms.


EFL has implemented projects with the aim of protecting biodiversity, enhancing resource management and disseminating awareness on conservation issues.


EFL investigates environmental destruction and degradation in Sri Lanka, compiling detailed accounts of the impacts, mitigation and legal implications.


EFL is governed by a group of honorary Board of Directors who are responsible for making major policy and organisational decisions, and has a staff comprising of several talented individuals, with backgrounds ranging from law and accounting to conservation and ecology, ensuring the successful running of EFL’s day to day operations.

The organisation also has a unique internship programme designed for those who want to pursue careers in the spheres of law and environment.

EFL In The News

  • Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions

    Excessive sand mining activities in the Maha Oya had caused reduction of sand supply to the coastline, breaking the natural sand equilibrium of the beaches, a study reveals.
    This indiscriminate sand extraction from the river leads to lack of sand availability for replenishing the beaches which are naturally washed away by the wave action, indicates Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited recent study.

    Ifham Nizam
    Ifham Nizam The Sunday Leader
  • End Of The Road For Coal Power Plants?

    Following their land mark victory in Supreme Court, Environmental Foundation Limited (EFL), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of the environment through public interest litigation vouched they would continue to fight to put an end to coal based power plants that severely pollute the environment. However, on the other hand, the Ceylon Electricity Board claims coal is the cheapest source of electricity in the world.

    Ifham Nizam
    Ifham Nizam The Sunday Leader
  • Looming darkness

    With several islandwide power outages reported in 2016, many have predicted a looming power crisis threatening to cripple the country’s already fettered energy supply. The predictions and warnings come following significant changes in weather patterns over the past couple of years and amidst the island’s power regulators debating ways to mitigate the impact of a power shortage during the first few months of 2017.  With the topic taking centre stage in political and public debate, the Daily Mirror approached several experts to reveal the truth of an impending power crisis. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the Environment Foundation Limited emphasized the need for a sustainable power generation plan as first priority to address a possible power crisis.

    Sarah Muiz & Amra Ismail
    Sarah Muiz & Amra Ismail Daily Mirror

Current Organisational Affiliations

EFL has a long history of working with national and international organisations for the protection of Sri Lanka’s biological history


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