Cabinet approves to revise the National Environmental Act

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by President Maithripala Sirirsena,in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment to revise the National Environmental Act No.47 of 1980 including following facts such as Manufacturer’s Comprehensive Responsibility for Waste Generating Products, prepare Local laws to enforce multilateral environmental agreements, Focus on environmental conditions during preliminary environmental testing and environmental impact assessments, Prevention of pollution from activities that do not require an Environmental Protection License, acquiring power to arrest and destroy any goods or equipment prohibited by the present law and Increasing the number of members for the Environmental Council.

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