The Uva Provincial Office of Central Environmental Authority organized an awareness program for officers of the Sri Lanka Police Department on their Role in Environmental Conservation. The program was held on 04/12/2019 at “Capital City Hotel-Badulla”.
Police officers of both Badulla and Bandarawela police divisions participated in the occasion including officers attached to the environmental units. In addition, to those officers, members of Special Task Force also attended to the program. Officers of the Geological Survey and Mining Bureau (GSMB) also participated in the moment. Mr. M A C Najeeb, Director of Uva Province, Central Environmental Authority, Mr. K G S Rukshan, Assistant Directors of Uva Provincial Office and Mr. M K J M Sadaath and other officers of the Uva Provincial Office also attended to the program.
The audience had a rare opportunity to obtain the knowledge of expert resource persons including Mr. Jagath Gunawardane, The Legal Advisor of Central Environmental Authority and well reputed Environmental law specialist, Mr. Pradeep Weerasekara, Assistant Superintend of Police and Mr. Asanka Rupawansa, Regional Mining Engineer, GSMB, Badulla also participated as resource persons.
The attendees had a valuable opportunity to raise the problems that they are facing while performing their duties and share their experiences with others.