Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014  
  October 2014, Kandy- CEJ recognised thirteen environmental and social rights defenders who served many years during the Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014.Former vice president of the International Court of Justice,  

Water, air, land, are the basic natural resources for life. The earth is our mother. Oceans, forests, rivers, wetlands, arid zones even deserts are the habitats for living things. Humans, as well as all other living things have a right to nature and its resources. We all have equal environmental rights.

Centre for Environmental Justice programees are based on Science, Law and Advocacy. We provide free legal aid to be affected marginalised communities to protect their environmental rights

The Natural environment is at risk today. Good environmental governance is far behind our expectations. We believe that environmental protection should be done at all levels. While government has a major role to play, every citizen has a responsibility to care for the environment in which we live.

. We also educate citizens on environmental issues. Science and environmnetal education and research are major areas of our work.

Centre for Environmental Justice promotes environmental justice and equity. We engage in campaigns on Water Rights, Anti GMOs, Environmental Justice and Good Governance, Anti Incineration, Energy and Climate change, protection of natural environment and sustainable livelihood.

Lead levels in enamel paint in Sri Lanka – Two years after the regulation  

Old Paints Sold in Sri Lanka Continue to Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead -
Paints produced After Jan. 2013 Meet Legal Limit

This research was funded by the EuropeanUnion under the Asian Lead Paint Elimination project of IPEN. The Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project is being implemented by IPEN over a period of three years in seven countries (Bangladesh,


(Colombo) New research once again finds very high levels of lead in enamel (solvent-based) paint available in the Sri Lankan market, contrary to regulation enacted by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) under the consumers Act No 9 of 2003, which came into force in January 2013. This is the fourth study in Sri Lanka to find high lead levels in paints sold in Sri Lankan markets.

The research was conducted by Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) in collaboration with the three-year, IPEN Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project. The project is being implemented in seven different countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand) with a total European Union funding of EUR 1.4 million and has as its goal the complete elimination of lead paint in those countries.
India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) with funding from the European Union (EU) totalling €1.4 million. While this publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union, the contents of the publication are the sole responsibility of Centre for Environmental Justice together with IPEN, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.  
Lead is a deadly heavy metal. Decorative paints contain leaded raw material. Now unleaded paint is available in the market.
Sri Lanka is planning to build a nuclear power plant by 2025. Do we need to generate power from Nuclear source. DO YOU WANT IT? Nuclear Free Asia Nuclear Free Wold is a demand of the Friends of the Asia Asia- Pacific in our campaign launched in July 2011.

Center for Environmental Justice invites applications from qualified professionals  for the post of a Field officer. Terms of Reference (ToR) below which  provides more information on the qualifications, minimum working experience, main duties and responsibilities:

  Duration and duty station: See the job description
Application process:

All eligible applicants are requested to submit their CV utilizing the CV template given below. All applicants must use this CV template.

Only short listed candidates will be requested to submit certificates and other additional information.

All applications should be submitted by e-mail not later than 15th March 2015 to info@ejustice.lk

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.





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