The mutual bond that exists between the human race and the environment is such that it ensures the long-term existence of humanity. If one is made to live in an environment where there is no ecological balance, it gives rise to a question of human existence and earth’s fragile ecosystems. This emerges the necessity in preserving and protecting environment from such harm, thereby controlling imbalanced ecology for a better future.
We are proud to be citizens in this blessed country and good stewards of the Earth we inherited. Earth does not belong to us, but we do belong to earth. As an integral part of the environment, it is our duty to be a yardstick of quality, respect and protect the other constituent parts of the atmosphere including flora and fauna.
In order to regulate this mission Central Environmental Authority has been established with the necessary legal provisions and required skilled staff for operations. Thus, they are entrusted with the noble task of protecting the environment for the existence of all Sri Lankans while ensuring the required leadership of by His Excellency, President Maithripala Sirisena, Chairman and myself. With gratitude, I herewith bring my blessings for a successful functioning of CEA on the land of Sri Lanka while extending my support to overcome all obstacles during my tenure.
P.B Hemantha Jayasinghe
Central Environmental Authority