Category Archives: Secretariat news


Our Heartiest Congratulations to all our members who were recognized for their distinguished work in sustainability and conservation at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards night held on the 28th of November 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Organized by the The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to acknowledge that most of the […]

Mr Mohammed Rafiq – an international environmental expert, led interested BSL members through a training session on how to focus on, action and monitor company initiatives on the biodiversity related SDGs. This specially tailored half day training was held on 23rd November 2017. Following interactive modes of imparting knowledge, Mr Rafiq provided simple yet focused […]

The Tourism and Hospitality Sector of Biodiversity Sri Lanka met for the 3rd time yesterday at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, to discuss exciting new initiatives being developed for the sector. This includes e-compendium on emerging destinations of high biodiversity, compendium on best environmental practices within the sector and an event coming up soon on Food […]

Birdlife International together with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Singapore and the Natural Capital Coalition, is organizing the Business and Nature Forum 2017, to be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore from the 20th to the 21st of November 2017. Brochure attached. On intimation by the Global Partnership on Business […]

BSL participated in the Expert Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of Sri Lanka, organized by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment yesterday, at the BMICH, under the umbrella of the Sri Lanka NEXT: A Blue Green Era programme. Several of BSL’s Members also participated at the event. The […]

Sixty-six leading private companies in Sri Lanka declared their commitment towards the Resource Efficiency Pledge as they convened for the second Annual General Meeting of Biodiversity Sri Lanka on 12th September 2017. The pledge affirms their resolution towards making resource efficiency a priority of their businesses and reducing waste generated through their operations to a […]

Dear Mr Fernando, CEO of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biodiversity Sri Lanka, Dear Members of the CEO Forum, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you for inviting me to the CEO Forum on Biodiversity. I am honored to contribute […]

Enthusiasts lounged on cozy sacs at the Good Market to listen to former Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation, Dr Sumith Pilapitiya, Otara Gunawardena of Otara Foundation & Embark and Shiranee Yasaratne of Biodiversity Sri Lanka who spoke on the topic ‘Journey to Yala – a responsible adventure’ organized by Saraii Village.   […]

With a view to exploring hidden biodiversity in the dark caves of Sri Lanka, Biodiversity Sri Lanka signed an Agreement recently with its Patron Member Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company on behalf of Dilmah Conservation. The technical partner in this initiative will be the Lanka Institute of Cave Science (LICAS). Rock shelters, tunnels and perpetually dark […]