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World Water Day 2018 Programme at SLFI

A World Water Day Programme was held on Sunday 25th March at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute for 38 schools in the Western Province. The Programme was organized by the  Planning Division of the Western Provincial Council in collaboration with the University of Colombo and Lanka Jalani.

World Wetland Day Celebrations 2018

SLWP (Lanka Jalani) celebrated World Wetland Day (WWD) on  2nd February 2018 by collaborating with the Central Environment Authority (CEA) at the National Wetland Day celebrations held at “Apegama”, Cultural Center Battaramulla with HE The President as Chief Guest. SLWP has been involved with the CEA national celebrations on wetland day since 2016. Minister of Megapolis Development Hon Champika Ranawaka also participated in this event. Prof Dewaka Weerakoon of the Colombo University delivered the Keynote address on “Wetlands and sustainable urban cities”.

Young Water Professionals’ Experience Sharing Programme

Being an extremely water sensitive area, Badulla district is highly vulnerable for perennial water problems and environmental related issues. Within the past couple of years people living in Badulla district have suffered from both severe droughts and floods due to its bi-modal rainfall pattern and extreme rainfall received. Also it is now identified  as 90% landslide prone. The magnitude as well as the frequency of these water related issues are tend to be increase in its trend. With this scenario Young Water Professionals (YWP) Uva cell , the future intellectual assets of the country, have a vital role to play. It is clear that shared experiences will bring a huge positive impact for ensuring the sustainability of the water related sector as well as supporting  network building which is an important factor mainly in the environmental and water related sectors.