Environmental Responsibilities

Is the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Process Related to One’s Rights & Duties Related to the Environment?

By: Anjalee Udawatta & Lakshitha Edirisinghe In Sri Lanka, conserving nature is a constitutionally established duty of both the State and citizens. As such, EIA becomes a tool with which to enforce constitutional provisions. Image source- https://unsplash.com/photos/DZpc4UY8ZtY With the escalation of development activities and the influence of international agreements, environmental conservation has emerged as a major concern since the 1970s. Even in this day and age, it is becoming increasingly evident that environmental conservation is a dire need for