Prescribed Projects

The Role of Project Approving Agencies in the IEE/EIA Process

By: Chamindri Liyanage Photo by J.I.R. Figueroa on Unsplash According to the Sri Lankan law, all development projects that are prescribed under the law are required to obtain prior approval from the relevant Project Approving Agency (PAA), upon submitting an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report or an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. The purpose of carrying out an IEE or an EIA report is to ensure that the particular project is sustainable and all