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.

 
 
National Report-2015
LEAD IN NEW HOUSEHOLD
ENAMEL PAINTS IN SRI LANKA
  Lead levels in enamel paint in Sri Lanka – Two years after the regulation

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17 June 2015.  A new study shows that since Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ) began studying the lead content of paints sold in Sri Lanka in 2009, most paint brands with the largest market share have reduced lead content in their paints to less than 600 ppm.

  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,
Nevertheless, too many paints still contain dangerous levels of lead as high as 44,000 ppm.  According to the regulations published by the Consumer Affairs Authority no person shall produce, sell or store enamel paints with more than 600 ppm of lead. The paint study was conducted as a part the IPEN Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project, funded with EUR 1.4 million (Rs. 245 million) by the European Union.   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.
 
     
 
 
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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.
                 
                 
 
                   
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