Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant heads of institutions to take necessary decisions without any fear to protect and conserve the environment. “We cannot postpone taking decisions to protect our environment,” the President said assuring that the Government is always ready to stand on behalf of those officials, who take correct decisions.
He made these remarks while participating in the inauguration ceremony of the sixth National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka held at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla, Thursday. The sixth national symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka under the theme “Air that We Breathe”, organized by the Air Resource Management Center (AirMAC) of Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, will be held on 5th & 6th May 2016 in Colombo.
The symposium will provide a forum to present and discuss the most recent technological, scientific and policy developments associated with air pollution problems and management of air resources. The President said the slogan ‘Development Without Environmental Destruction’, has become an international slogan for protecting the environment and the world leaders are taking action to hold conferences on environment more frequently, as they have understood the importance of the issue.