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Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited Terms of Reference for Project Assistant   The Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited (EFL) was established in 1981 as a non-profit public interest law group, with a mission to conserve and enhance the natural environment of Sri Lanka. Since its initiation, EFL has been actively involved in protecting and conserving the environment through mediation, litigation, and scientific investigations, research, and projects. EFL is looking for a dynamic, competent and committed environmental enthusiast for the role of a project assistant. He/

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR – ICT SPECIALIST

Sri Lanka Combat Wildlife Trafficking Awareness, Capacity and Empowerment (ACE) Program  1st June 2022- 31st August 2023    Scope of work:    Objective 1: Digitize data on wildlife crimes for a national CWT Database  Electronic system developed to digitize paper files into a database for enforcement officers to easily access, trace and analyze incidents  Protocol for hard copy file upload  Internal database management protocol  Existing database at the Department of

Will the Kelani River Pollution Ever End?

By: Sachini Perera Water is a vital resource for life, with flora and fauna species, including humans, dependent on it for food, energy, shelter, agriculture and much more. The value of water requires the recognition of the vast environmental, economic, and social services it offers, such as purifying air, storing carbon and enhancing biodiversity (IUCN, 2021). Globally, freshwater habitats account for rich biodiversity. Rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, are vast ecosystems for floral and faunal species and are primary sources

A victory for the Environment!

SC/FR/29/2020    On 31.12.2019, Circular No. 173/12/2019 was issued by the Director-General of Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to amend the mining permit/license issuing procedure on the ground that there is a delay in the process. Circular No. 173/12/2019 repealed Circular No.118/05/2015 that provided environmental safeguards for mining activities. Under the 2015 Circular, applicants needed to obtain ‘Environmental Clearances/Recommendations’ from the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) before getting the mining permit/license for sand, gravel, clay, and soil.

40th Anniversary Celebrations Art Competition Winner

Photography   Link to photos –https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19R3lS1vyRz7LZp4Urw3O43_wMKZs1sF8?usp=sharing   Open category   1st place  – PC29A – Dhananjaya Dassanayake 2nd place –  PC14B – Tilan Weerasinghe 3rd place –  PC30B – Yohan Fernando   Honourable mentions   Sithika Kariawasam   Aaron Johnpillai   Art   Link to art – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Pbe1BDKo6IB5GwKF41DDaCHlfys1-Y78?usp=sharing   Under 12   1st place – AA29B – Ravindi Jayathilaka 2nd place- AA14A – Thanumi de Silva

EFL 40th Anniversary: Celebrating milestones and looking to the future together

The Need for Sri Lanka’s EIAs and Other Development Processes to be Inclusive of Youth – An Opinion

By: Piyumi Wattuhewa The participation of the Youth should be taken into consideration at all stages of the EIA process. Image Credits: https://www.timesonline.lk/news-online/In-Pictures-Stop-Ecocide-Protest-at-Viharamahadevi-Park/2-1132652 The theme of this year’s International Youth Day which was held on 12th of August, 2021 was ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health’. The contributions of young people as innovators and the eventual inheritors of a country’s environmental protection has thus been recognized globally and has been given centre-stage in conversations relating

තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම (RTI) සහ පාරිසරික බලපෑම් තක්සේරු කිරීමේ (EIA) වාර්තාව

කර්තෘ: කුමුදිකා පෙරේරා උධෘතය: තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම හරහා රාජ්‍ය පරිපාලනයේ විනිවිදභාවය, සහ වගකිවයුතුභාවය  ළඟා කරගත හැකිය. මුල් අයිතිය: Daily Mirror මහජන අදහස් විමසීම සහ මහජන සහභාගීත්වය, පාරිසරික බලපෑම් තක්සේරු කිරීමේ (EIA) වාර්තා ක්‍රියා පටිපාටියේ වැදගත් අංගයක් උසුලන බව මින් පෙර සාකච්ඡා කරන ලදී.  එමෙන්ම මහජනතාවට පරිශීලනය කළ හැකි තොරතුරු ද මහජන සහභාගීත්වය ඔප්නැංවීමට අවස්ථාව සලසයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ දහනවවන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය, 14A ව්‍යවස්ථාව මගින් තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම