Strategy for control of environmental pollution

The environmental consequences of rapid industrialization have resulted in countless incidents of land, air and water resources sites being contaminated with toxic materials and other pollutants, threatening humans and ecosystems with serious health risks. More extensive and intensive use of materials and energy has created cumulative pressures on the quality of local, regional and global ecosystems.

Before there was a concerted effort to restrict the impact of pollution, environmental management extended little beyond laissez-faire tolerance, tempered by disposal of wastes to avoid disruptive local nuisance conceived of in a short-term perspective. The need for remediation was recognized, by exception, in instances where damage was determined to be unacceptable. As the pace of industrial activity intensified and the understanding of cumulative effects grew, a pollution control paradigm became the dominant approach to environmental management.

Air pollution control equipment was created to lower emissions in order to comply with environmental regulations currently in place and future regulations. Air pollution control equipment also has to work within the confines of an industry's processing methods and schedule and fit in their budget. There is air pollution control equipment for the different needs of different industries including those who need to control dust emissions, acid gas emissions and NOx emissions. The air pollution control equipment operates differently in different industries.


1. Granting government recognition to industries/institutions which have advanced environment practices in Sri Lanka.

2. Promotion of self monitoring based pollution control and environmental management system to compliance with standards, regulations and to maintain the sustainability of the environment.

3. Enhance interest among the working group on clean and green environment within the premises.