The Environment Promotion Unit of the Central Environmental Authority with the collaboration of Arthacharya Foundation organized an awareness program for the officers of the CEA network on 11th September 2020 at the Auditorium, CEA. Opening remrks was done by the Mr. Jayavilal Fernandao, Deputy Director General, Regional Operations, CEA on behalf of Mr.Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General, CEA.
The main objective of this awareness was to disseminate a broader knowledge on land based water pollution and its research findings. Several Resources personnel share their experiences in this workshop whereas Prof. Pathmalal Manage, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Dr. A A D Amarathunge, NARA, Eng. Sydney de Silva, Globle Research Foundation, Dr. Thusitha Amarasekara, University of Rajarata, Dr. Lahiru Udayana, University of Wayamba, Dr. Sanjaya Rathnayake, CEA and Mr. S A M Azmy, RAO, Arthacharya Foundation delivered their presentations on Algal Toxins Reduction by Bacterial Filtration, Propagation of Medicinal Plants from Fish Waste Discharge, Participatory Community Interaction and Pollution Management in a Cascade System Agricultural Landscape, Controlled Application of Inputs and Nutrient Leaching under Different Farming Techniques in Rice, Mapping of Nutrient Variations in the Hyper Tropic Water of Kalpitiya Peninsula, Innovative Solutions for Application of Lawss and Regulations on Water Pollution Control and Status of the Research Project under the Project on Land Based Water Pollution respectively. Nearly 100 officers participated in this program.
Mrs. Shyamani Periyapperuma, Director, Environment Promotion Unit, Mr. Sathis De Mel, Executive Director, Arthacharya Foundation, Mr. S A M Azmy, RAO Arthacharya Foundation, senior officials and other relevant parties participated in the occasion.