Mr. A J M Muzammil has been appointed as the new Chairman of the CEA on 14th of January 2019 under the guidance of H/E the President Maithripala Sirisena. He is a Sri Lankan politician who had been working as Mayor of Colombo Municipal Council since 2011 before he was appointed as Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia in 2017.
The welcome program of the new chairman was held on 14th January 2019 at the CEA Auditorium with the participation of Mr. Chandrarathne Pallegama, former Chairman, Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General and Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe, Board Member and all the staff members.
By addressing the gathering new chairman expressed that the protecting and conserving the environment is a major task in the present situation. Therefore, working together as a team to succeed the common goal is very much essential. Moreover, he expressed that following the rules and regulations of the National Environment Act is an important factor.
Mr. Pallegama, former chairman of the CEA addressing the gathering and said that the staff members of CEA are well trained on their job role and they need a good working environment without any influences.