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We are looking for Legal Interns!!!

EFL is looking for Legal Interns. If you are looking for an opportunity to work a pioneer environmental litigation group this is your chance. We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic student interns to join our legal division. If your study scope includes environmental law, that will be an added advantage. Apply by sending your CV to

කැලෑ ගිනිතැබීම් හා මහජනතාවගේ වගකීම

කැලෑ  ගිනි ගැනීමක් ලෙස හඳුන්වනු ලබන්නේ, තණ බිම්, පඳුරු සහිත භූමියක හෝ වනාන්තරයක පාලනයකින් තොරව එකවර ඇතිවන ගිනි ගැනීමකි. මෙම ගිනි ගැනීම් සාමාන්‍ය ව්‍යවහාරයේ “ලැව් ගිනි” ලෙස හඳුන්වනු ලබයි. මෙම ගිනිගැනීම් හේතුවෙන් ජෛව විවිධත්වයට දැඩි ලෙස  හානි පමුණුවනු ලබන අතරම  මෙමඟින් මිනිස් ජීවිත වෙතද තර්ජනයක් එල්ල විය හැකිය. මෙම කැලෑ  ගිනි ගැනීම් හෙවත් ලැව් ගිනි වර්ෂයේ ඕනෑම වේලාවක සිදුවිය හැකි නමුත් මෙය හට ගැනීමට උණුසුම්, වියළි කාලගුණය  ප්‍රධාන වශයෙන් හේතු වේ. දේශගුණික විපර්යාස හේතුවෙන් අධික උෂ්ණත්වයක් ඇති වන අතර  එහි ප්‍රතිඵලක්

Mining, Development and Environment

Read the full article by EFL; Sri Lanka is a country blessed with an abundant natural resources necessary for various industries. As Sri Lanka is economically developing and cities are growing, the persistent demand in the construction industries for minerals such as sand, soil, gravel, clay and graphite is rising. While we use these resources to enhance the lives of the people in Sri Lanka, it is also necessary to ensure that they are extracted and used in a

Awareness on Sustainable Tourism

EFL conducted the first of a limited series of workshops titled, “Awareness on Sustainable Tourism” for the staff of the Columbus Tours (PVT) Ltd., on the 13th of February, 2020. The theme of the first workshop was the “Protected area network of Sri Lanka and responsible touristic practices”. The overview of the protected areas, locations of significant protected areas in Sri Lanka and their biodiversity value were presented by Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne, the Head of Science at EFL. Bhagya Wickremasinghe, the

Green Conversations 5 – Marine Conservation

The fifth edition of Green Conversations organized by EFL, was conducted on 18th of December 2019 at Hatch CoWorking Spaces, Colombo 01. The theme of the event was Marine Conservation. Green Conversations is a fast moving event format introduced by EFL, bringing together established environmentalists, organizations and the general public in one platform, to create a space to connect and exchange ideas and find solutions for current environmental issues. Continuing as a series from November 2018, starting with sustainable consumption, Green

Bottom Trawling in Sri Lanka and its impacts By Vinhara Randeny

Bottom trawling is an industrial fishing method where a large net with heavy weights is dragged across the seafloor, scooping up everything in its path, from the targeted fish to incidentally caught, centuries-old corals. Due to the use of trawl nets, there is a lack of selectivity in the catch. These trawling nets collect and kill large amounts of non-target species including commercially invaluable species, juvenile fish and endangered species. The by-catch (untargeted species) are then discarded due to the little

EFL Collaborating With Rotaract Youth For Climate Action

Rotaract is an international youth movement that focuses on the development of the communities through youth volunteer engagement. The Rotaract Clubs of Colombo, Colombo Uptown, Colombo West and the Interact Club of St Peter’s College organized “Echo for eco” a community service project on the issue of climate change, delivering their honest responsibility towards nature as youth. Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne head of science of EFL started was the first to speak in the evening and she brought about insights as to