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Sri Lanka to present National Green Awards for industrialists

Sri Lanka’s entrepreneurs, industrialists, and all stake holders who contribute their share for environmental conservation and anti pollution are to be recognized for their excellence in green practice, strategy and products by presenting them with National Green Awards for the first time, a top official of the Central Environmental Authority(CEA) told the Business Times. Environmentally-friendly industries will be selected by an expert panel of judges.

“As Sri Lankans we are inherent to globally important environmental systems, but there are plenty of cases in which we are destroying our natural heritage regardless its importance,” Chairman CEA Charitha Herath said. “There is a timely requirement of conserving our natural environment and all of us have to give fullest support to conserve our environment. In order to achieve this objective National Green Awards 2011 have been organized by the Central Environmental Authority,” he added.

The award ceremony is scheduled to be held on June 5 in Colombo to coincide with World Environmental Day. Industries belonging to categories of Chemical and petrochemical industries, Textile industries, Leather industries, Garment industries, Vehicle Service stations, Food & Food related industries, Metal Crushes, Hotels, Medical services, Mines and Mineral processing, rubber and rubber related products operating with Environmental Protection License can apply for National Green awards. Government and Local Government institutions and Schools which conduct Environmental Pioneer programme also can apply for this award, he said.

Mr. Herath revealed that the main aim of this all island programme is to promote sustainable management of environment in order to achieve greenish country through clean green environment. CEA is going to use this competition mainly to control industrial pollution for greening the industries and finally end up with green environment, he said.

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