Commemoration of the World Environment Day 2018

The commemoration of the World Environment Day took place at the Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo yesterday, 7th of June 2018. This event was organized by BSL along with Patron Member – INSEE Cement and the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology (BEEZ).

The highlights of the event included, welcome speeches by Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake – Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo, Mr. Chandana Ekanayake – CEO, INSEE Cement and Ms. Harshini de Silva Pandithasekara on behalf of the Board of Directors, membership and secretariat of BSL.


A panel discussion amongst the following panelists ensued and was moderated by Mrs. Shiranee Yasaratne – Advisor, BSL.

– Prof. Emeritus Sarath Kotagama, University of Colombo
When will we not produce waste?

– Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara – General Manager, INSEE
The Best Practices in Sustainable Waste Solutions

– Mr. Chinthaka Abeysekara – CEO, Sisili Projects Consortium
Recovery of Plastics from Waste Streams and Its Feasibility
for Use in Industries

– Ms. Kanchana Weerakoon – Founder, Eco-friendly
– Ms. Dinithi Hemachandra, Student, Department of Zoology
and Environmental Sciences, University of Colombo
– Mr. Hiroshan Weerawardana, Student, Department of
Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa
Let’s Change Ourselves to Change the World: Lifestyle
Changes to Tackle the Waste Issue.