As a part of IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) lecture series, CCET organized a lecture by Dr. Anurudda Karunarathna on municipal solid waste management in Sri Lanka at IGES Tokyo Sustainability Forum on 28th November 2018. Dr. Karunarathna is a senior lecturer in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. He has been involved in various local, national and international projects on waste management including JICA projects in Sri Lanka. He has more than 10 years of extensive experience in the field of waste management.
Presentation Title: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Sri Lanka: Present status and future perspectives
The lecture sought to identify the legal and institutional setup, historical and recent development activities in the waste management sector in Sri Lanka. Further, the lecture also highlighted the issues, challenges and future perspectives in the waste management sector in Sri Lanka.