Category Archives: Secretariat news


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 […]

Biodiversity Sri Lanka together with HSBC and International Union for Conservation of Nature Sri Lanka (IUCN) have been working together on measures to conserve and improve the mini watershed area of the Puwakpitiya Oya in the Knuckles conservation forest and environmental protection area. This engagement has been ongoing since August 2015 and is a three-year […]

Voluteers involved in landscaping, cleaning and creating soil errosion barriers at the Illukkumbura visitor centre Biodiversity Sri Lanka together with HSBC and IUCN Sri Lanka have been working together on measures to conserve and improve the mini watershed area of the Puwakpitiya Oya in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area. This engagement has […]

We were privileged to be a part of HSBC Bank’s 125th year celebrations in Sri Lanka last evening. HSBC has been a Patron Member of Biodiversity Sri Lanka from its inception. The bank gives high prominence to Biodiversity conservation and has over the years, focused on conservation measures in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, […]

We were happy to take part in an expert forum recently, where thought leaders met to discuss current trends and future directions in connection with Colombo Swim Week, the theme of which was ‘Green Conscious; Earth Sensitive’. Our Advisor, Mrs Shiranee Yasaratne was part of a panel discussion on ‘Good and Sustainable Fashion – Building […]