The Environmental Pioneer Program, which is specially planned for school children, is being successfully carried out in most of the schools in Sri Lanka. Under this program, Southern Provincial office of CEA collaborates with the Ministry of Environment & Fisheries, Southern Provincial Council, organized a provincial camp for the Environmental Pioneers.
The program was held from 06th to 09th of August 2018 at Yakkalamulla, Polpagoda Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya in Galle District with the participation of 175 Environmental Pioneers who awarded with Silver & Gold medals.
By conducting this kind of program it expected to enrich the knowledge on environment & threats to the environment by giving theoretical as well as the practical knowledge to the pioneers. Field visits to the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Hiniduma is arranged for the students in order to share the field experience.
In addition, with the aim of raising awareness among the Environmental pioneers, organized special lecture on “Ocean Pollution Sri Lanka has a problem".
Mr. H. W. Gunasena Southern Provincial Honorable Minister of Fisheries, Livestock, Environment, Electricity and Rural Industries, Mr.A. U. Welarathna, the Secretary of that ministry and Mr. Premarathna Disanayaka, Director of Environmental Education and Awareness, Central Environmental Authority and participated as chief invitees of ceremonial occation of the event.