The ceremony “Presidential Environmental Awards – 2017” which is organized by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in line with the inauguration of Sri Lanka NEXT “Blue Green Era” Conference on 16th October 2017 under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Maithreepala Sirisena, the President of the Democratic, Socialist, Republic of Sri Lanka.
The Main objective of this awarding program is to appreciate the enthusiasm of the general public towards environmental conservation and protection while sustaining their active involvement in the long run for the clean and green production.
Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development & State Minister of Mahaweli Development, Hon. Susil Premajayanth Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Hon. Daya Gamage Minister of Primary Industries and Hon. Anuradha Jayarathne Deputy Minister, Mahaweli Development & Environment participated in this national event.
Senior Management of the line Institutions under the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment, Foreign delegates, Industrialist, Government Officers, Local Authorities, Hospitals, Schools, Private sector institutions & other distinguished Invitees were also participate in this grand event.
The winners selected from the different fields, including Industries, Schools, Innovations, Electronic & Print Media will be awarded by His Excellency the President Mithreepala Sirisena in the event.
Students from Kelaniya Gurukula Vidyalaya, D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo – 07 and the Navy Dancing Group were enthusiastic the audience by performing elegant dancing items in the event.
The Winners list is as follows: