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Empowering youth leaders in Ratnapura district to minimise environmental degradation in the area
Sri Lanka and Western Ghats of India have been grouped together as one of the 34 global hotspots for biodiversity based on a global measurement of concentrations of exceptional terrestrial biodiversity under threat, implying that biologically they are among the richest and most endangered on earth. Ratnapura District is one such hotspot in Sri Lanka, [...]
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Mediation Boards for Environmental Issues

Since ancient times, mediation has been ulitised in Sri Lanka as a method of resolving disputes before it became part of the legal system of the country under British colonialism. During the colonial period, mediation was conducted by the Gamsabhawa (village council). Later on, the concept of village level dispute resolution was reintroduced and at […]

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Financial Institutions on Mini Hydro Power Projects
Improving Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system and the Environmental Protection License (EPL) processes are the two main regulatory tools used for environmental protection and management. Whilst the EIA system focuses on ‘pre-project’ planning and approval processes, EPL is a mechanism which regulates and measures ‘post-project’ environmental protection and quality.  The legal framework for […]

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Capacity Building Workshops on Basic Laws of Sri Lanka for Community Based Organisations in the North and East Provinces
Introduction For the past three decades, EFL has involved consecutively in community development, building projects on wildlife conservation and habitat protection. The need for this project arises with the concern that even to date, in much of the rural communities in the North and East, the locals are still unaware and uneducated about the laws [...]
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Training of Trainers programmes on Landslide awareness
Introduction In Sri Lanka, until recently, landslides were not a frequent natural disaster; exacerbated by human involvement in the hill country, caused by deforestation, cultivation and construction. These activities, together with recent heavy and unpredictable rainfall, have increased the risk of landslides, resulting in property damage and loss of lives. Nearly 20% of 65,000Sq Km [...]
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Reconciliation and Communal Harmony through Environmental Sustainability, with “Sustainable Living” Skills Development Centres in Jaffna and Hambantota Districts
Proposal narrative Sri Lanka has been progressing through a period of post-war rebuilding and development for more than 6 years, bringing opportunities of reconciliation and peace building. In the wake of this trend there is a need for economic security for communities that are prevented from participating fully in economic, social, and political life of [...]
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Piloting Livelihood Development and Capacity Building of People at Delft Island
Project Idea After the conclusion of war, several comprehensive studies were carried out in the Jaffna Peninsula. Some of them are, ‘The Sustainable Development of Delft Island –IUCN (2013)’, ‘Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka – CEPA (2012)’ & ‘Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka – CEA, [...]
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Justice for Nature Fund

Established as a public interest litigation firm, EFL’s primary objective is to ensure justice for nature through legal means. The organisation has been the forerunner in over 200 legal cases, filed on behalf of the general public of Sri Lanka. During its commencement, EFL was instrumental in establishing the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), the mandated […]

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Investigation of Cases on violation of environmental legislation, environmental destruction and public nuisance

Introduction Since its inception in 1981, EFL has been performing as a pro-bono consultant on environmental law and science on behalf of the public, as a means of resolving Sri Lanka’s environmental issues. Moreover, EFL has been intervening and mediating numerous environmental issues that lead to the curtailment of environmental destruction and environment related public […]

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Capacity Building and Training for Local Officials in the Identification of Tree and Timber Species and Sustainable Forest Management in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, Sri Lanka

Context: Following the end of a 30- year conflict in Sri Lanka, there was a shortage of information and relevant training with regard to the identification of tree and timber species, and their protected status as stipulated by different Government authorities, by local officials in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. There is often a lack […]

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