Presidential Task Force to spearhead environmental conservation project

Presidential Task Force to spearhead environmental conservation project

Presidential Task Force to spearhead environmental conservation project

Written by Tharushan Fernando

05 Aug, 2016 | 6:50 pm

The Presidential Task Force is spearheading a special project to conserve the environment and steer the country towards sustainable development. This national program is titled, Punarudaya or revival ..

At present the entire world is faced with the challenge of conserving the environment to protect the natural balance on earth. Almost, all the nations in the world have focused their attention on protecting the environment, which is an essential factor for survival and for the future.

In December last year, World Leaders converged in Paris, France for the UN Climate Change Conference and adopted a charter named COP 21 focusing on climate change and its impact on the global economy.At the conference, President Maithripala Sirisena commented on the measures taken by Sri Lanka in protecting the environment.

In October last year, the “Punarudaya”national programme for environmental conservation was prepared with the view of creating a sustainable environment in Sri Lanka, to provide solutions for major environmental issues within a period of three years from 2015 to 2018.

The program is the brain child of President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Minister of Environment and under this program all state institutions attached to the environment sector will work in coordination to share resources and expertise and will ensure that the environmental protection process is efficient.

The program will cover all districts in the Island, and special attention has also been drawn on waste management.

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