Launch of South Asian Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (SA-JELP)
The official launch of the South Asian Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and the Awards ceremony of the School of Sustainability organized by CEJ was held on the 24th of March 2022 at the Waters Edge Hotel, Colombo. The SA-JELP is the brainchild of a collaboration between the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ). The SAELR was a compilation of eight landmark judgments from the South Asian region which highlighted the role of the courts and legal practitioners in environmentalism. In contrast, the SA-JELP puts the spotlight on the role of academia. The primary objective of the SA-JELP is to act as a platform for academic collaboration and the dissemination of knowledge within the region. Minister of Environment Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Diana Fernandez, Project Director, South Asia Grant Programme, Prof. Wasantha Seneviratne, Prof. Sampath Punchihewa, Mr Rajeev Amarasuriya, Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Dr Jagath Gunewardena, Prof. A. Sarveswaran, Keren Coilpillai, Mr Hemantha Withanage, Mr Ravindranath Dabare, Mr Dilena Pathragoda, Mr Chandana Sesath Jayakody, Mrs Nilmal Wickramasinghe were present at the event.