About Central Environmental Authority

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was established on 12th August 1981, under the provision of the National Environmental Act No:47 of 1980.


The Ministry of Environment which was established in December 2001 has the overall responsibility in the affairs of the CEA with the objective of integrating environmental considerations into the development process of the country.

CEA was given wider regulatory powers under the National Environment (Amendment) Acts No:56 of 1988 and No:53 of 2000.

Vision : A Clean and Green Environment

Mission : Flagship of the nation in protecting and managing the environment by coordination public participation enforcement appropriate technological interventions education and awareness

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Central Environmental Authority

No: 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Telephone: 011-7877277, 7877278, 7877279, 7877280

Hotline: 011-2888999

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