Environment Ministry launches website
The Environment Ministry ceremoniously launched a new website to
provide quick response to the environmental issues and to facilitate
connectivity with the public.
Implementing the trilingual policy of the government, the new website
has information in all three languages; Sinhala, Tamil and English.
The web address is www.environmentmin.gov.lk. Simultaneous to the
ministry website, a personal website of the minister was also launched
at the occasion under the address www.anurapriyadarshanayapa.com. The
minister stated that he hoped to connect with the people directly
through these websites and requested to send complaints, suggestions and
proposals to the email addresses provided in the websites.
The ministry website also features all details and contact
information of affiliated institutions of the ministry. It caters to the
vision Green Country- A Clean Environment.
The minister also appreciated constructive criticisms and
investigative features on environmental issues by print and electronic
media such as incidents of illegal felling of trees and environmental
pollution, stating that these greatly helped to take immediate action
against offen- ders without any undue delay.
He also stated that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended full
support when necessary in environmental conservation activities.
The minister also pointed out that the ministry works in coordination
with other ministries and stakeholders while providing consultation to
adopt green policies.