Updating the National Environmental Policy of Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources (MEWR) has invited IPS to assist the process of updating the National Environmental Policy of Sri Lanka (NEP). The NEP, the key policy document that guides policy actions on environment-related issues in Sri Lanka, was prepared by the Ministry of Environment in 2003. The overall objective of the assignment is to update the NEP so that its relevance and position as the foremost national policy statement guiding the action towards sustainable management of environment in Sri Lanka will be restored. This necessitated a review and update of the NEP, taking the changing priorities in the field of environment, new issues emerged since the formulation of NEP and overlapping issues covered by other relevant national policies into the consideration.

Research team

Athula Senarathne
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Manoj Thibbotuwawa
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Dilani Hirimuthugodage
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Nimesha Dissanayake
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Ruwan Samaraweera
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Funding

Ministry of Environment