The first batch of residential training program for “Senior Environmental Officers” organized by the Human Resource Development Unit with the objective of enhancing the technical knowledge of the Senior Environmental Officers of the Central Environmental Authority, held on 01,02 and 03 April 2021 at the National Plantation Management Institute (NIPM), Athurugiriya. The program was conducted for 25 participants. Mrs. Manel Kularatne (General Manager, Coconut Cultivation Board), Mrs. Ramya Wijesekara (Senior Research Engineer, Environmental Technology Sector, ITI), Mr. Asela Fernando (Director, EIA & Regions –GSMB), Mrs. Samanthi Narangoda (Director, System Certification , Sri Lanka Standard Institution), Senior Professor Ajith De Alwis (University of Moratuwa), Mrs. B.W.G. Chandani Sagarika Bogahawatta (Director, Department of Project Management and Monitoring), Senior Dr.Mr. Sugathapala (University of Moratuwa), Senior Lecturer Devaka Weerakoon (University of Colombo), Mrs. Gayani Hewawasam (Environmental Lawyer), Miss. Dishane Hewawithana (Researcher, University of Miami) served as the resource persons of this program. Mr. S. Amarasinghe, Chairman of the CEA also present this occasion.