Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources


Name of Cabinet Minister:
S.M. Chandrasena
Eighth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka
Office of the Cabinet of Ministers - Sri Lanka
Ministry Website:

Formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects; in relation to the subject of environment and wildlife resources and the subjects of the departments and statutory institutions, laws and regulations under the purview of Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources

Adoption of necessary measures for the development of national and international cooperation in relation to protection of environment for the present and future generations

Formulation of policies and plans for environmental conservation and management

Forests and Forestry matters

Protection and conservation of forests, fauna and flora

Promoting reforestation and commercial forestation catering to timber requirement of the country protecting the forest cover

Formulation and effective implementation of programmes to combat environmental pollution

Prevention of marine pollution

Coast conservation and protection

Formulating laws and strategies and implementation of policies for ensuring sustainable development with an economy with minimum environmental changes and carbon usage

Matters relating to collection and exhibition of various animals, birds and reptiles

Conservation of Sri Lanka’s flora, maintenance of botanical gardens and improvement of floriculture industry

Conservation of wildlife resources

Adoption of measures to lay emphasis on conservation of ecosystems in promoting tourism industry in wildlife protected areas

Convention on international trade in animal species threatened with extinction and matters related thereto

Supervising all Institutions under the purview of Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources and matters relating to all subjects assigned to such Institutions

Mr. A.H. Sarath Wijesinghe(Secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources)