The speaker signs the Bill entitled Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka (Incorporation)

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Speaker of Parliament recently signed the Bill entitled “Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka (Incorporation)” passed by the parliament. The affirmation has been made by the Speaker under Standing Order 74 of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the Institute of Environmental Professionals of Sri Lanka will be established as an incorporated body.The general objectives which the body corporate is constituted are hereby declared as:

To raise and uphold the dignity and reputation of environmental professionals in Sri Lanka, to disseminate environmental knowledge among the public, to foster communication between environmental professionals, to encourage and promote interdisciplinary research with a view of increasing scientific understanding of environmental issues, to provide an enabling platform to discuss environmental and development related issues, to encourage and to publish environmental publications and to assist any Ministry or Department of the Government or any Provincial Council Pursuant to a written request made by such Ministry or Department of the Government or any Provincial Council to conserve and enhance the natural and physical environment of Sri Lanka and to facilitate training programmes for environmental scientists and person engaged in the conservation of the environment.

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