Category Archives: Secretariat news


As directed by Biodiversity Sri Lanka’s (BSL) Plantations Standing Committee, a learning event on Biochar: A Sustainable Option for Soil Remediation and Pollutant Removal, was held on the 10th of July 2018 at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The event was organized by BSL in partnership with Dilmah Conservation and attracted over 20 participants from the Plantations Sector, of which 50% was from BSL […]

After several setbacks due to the monsoons and inclement weather, the BSL and IUCN team working on the Life project, finally reached the project site yesterday, the 3rd of July. As planned, the GPS Survey of the project site was completed successfully with the support of the Forest Department’s Regional Office in Thawalama. The 10ha […]

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 […]

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) Sri Lanka Chapterin association with Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL) has organized an awareness event titled ‘Discover the Unknown’on May 31, 2018 at Jetwing House II, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 02. The event is being organized as a collaborative initiative to make known and promote lesser-known tourist […]

Today, marks the World Environment Day celebrated worldwide on the 5th of June every year. Humanity’s entire life support system depends on the well-being of all environmental factors. The World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 in order to raise global awareness about the environmental issues. Each World Environment […]

2018-05-30 00:54:53 Protecting the environment is a responsibility vested upon everyone’s shoulders. As natural resources including wildlife are facing threats of extinction the need for conservation is greatly felt. In such a backdrop it is important to protect what is around us, by saving a tree or two or disposing garbage in a responsible manner […]

BSL’s Commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity took place at the HNB Towers on the 23rd of May 2018 from 1:00 pm onward. Ms. Gayathri Ganeshan (Senior Manager Talent Development and Sustainability, Hatton National Bank PLC) started off the event by welcoming the guests. The first session of BSL’s commemoration of the International Day […]

Contributors to BSL’s “Ours to Protect” publication – Alpitiya Plantations PLC and Kahawatte Plantions PLC presented their best biodiversity practices at the national Biodiversity Day celebrations held yesterday at the Sobadampiyasa of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, both presentations represented contribution of the private sector towards biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka. Mr. Geeth […]