EFL held a successful awareness session for financial institutions on the detrimental environmental, social and financial consequences of investing in mini hydro projects in ecologically sensitive areas. The awareness session was held on the 10th of June 2016 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in collaboration with Sri Lanka Water Partnership and was attended by representatives of major banks including National Development Bank, Sampath Bank, National Savings Bank, and Peoples Bank as well as representatives from the Central Environmental Authority.
The Central Environmental Authority requested comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, created for the Proposed Project on Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management plan. EFL commented on the EIA, and forwarded these comments, in terms of section 23 BB of the National Environment Act No.47 of 1980 as amended and the Gazette Extraordinary No. 772/22 of 24th June 1993.