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National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week from 15 - 22 September, 2017

Fighting for Trash Free Seas

In line with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka engages people to remove trash, identify the sources and change their attitudes that cause marine debris, all around the island, through National Coastal Cleanup Programmes.

Rear Admiral(Retd)Rohana Perera,RSP,VSV,USP
Marine Environment Protection Authority

The National  Coastal Cleanup program is an annual event organized by MEPA on third Saturday of September each year with the collaboration of  Ocean Conservancy. National Coastal Cleanup makes us lead, motivate and inspire action in support of our coat and ocean environment.

In 2016, MEPA  successfully  conducted its 8th National Coastal Cleanup along the entire coastline of the country and the massive support we gained from the participants, coordinating bodies and sponsoring partners and all of them are remembered here with great gratitude. We invite you to join with us for the 9th time in 2017, to make a similar success event of marine environment protection, Island wide.

Dr.Terney Pradeep Kumara
General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
Marine Environment Protection Authority

On behalf of MEPA staff, I would like to thank all the participants, supporters, well wishers and  ever helpful to us in last 8 years journey of National Coastal Cleanup programmes. A special thank should go to 17,187  volunteers and sponsors who join hands with us to accomplish this herculiers task of cleaning the entire coastline of Sri Lanka in 2016.

Over the years, this movement has formed a family who's contribution inspired us in many ways to engage in more environmental protection endeavors. We hope that, your unfailing support and valuable contribution for this year, 2017, will help to mark another milestone to offer a clean beach and healthy ocean environment to the mother nation.


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