Project :Assessment of Key Policies and Measures to Address the Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Sri Lanka

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At the workshop September 22, 2014 with the stakeholders

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At the Workshop July 21, 2014 at Sri Lanka Forestry Institute, Nuwara-Eliya.

This consultation involves developing a detailed assessment of drivers; their causes; inter-relationships and impacts across land use sectors by analysing various factors including, among others, biophysical and technical matters, land use policy conflicts, economic trends, demographics, access to technology and innovation and socio-cultural practices; identifying priority drivers; evaluating potential policies and measures that can be addressed; identifying where and how gaps between forest management policies, laws and regulations and those of other land use sectors can be addressed and proposing recommendations that can be used to elaborate the priority policies and measures as part of the REDD+ strategy process.

Client : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Consultants:
Dr. N. Pallewatta (Zoology)
Dr. S. Ranwala (Plant Sciences)
Dr. E.Y.K. Lokupitiya (Zoology)

Outside Consultants:
Mr. MPAUS Fernando (Former Conservator General of Forests)
Prof. Indralal de Silva (Department of Demography, University of Colombo)
Prof. Lasantha Manawadu (Department of Geography, University of Colombo)
Mr. Upali Imbulana (Irrigation and water resources management engineer, Former Additional Secretary Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management)
Dr. Athula Senaratne (Researcher, Institute of Policy Studies)

Project :Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Studies and preparation of IEE reports for Transmission Line Projects included in Lot A

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Fauna and Flora Survey at Ambuluwagala, Gampola.

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Field Visit at Minneriya National Park

Consultants carried out all field and desk studies for the IEER, including inputs provided by the CEB and prepared the IEER with detailed data, maps and photographs. Management services and financial disbursement is handled by the Cell, including provision of office space and facilities for project review and discussion meetings.

Client : Ceylon Electricity Board

Consultants:
Dr. N Pallewatta (Zoology)
Dr. MR Wijesinghe (Zoology)
Dr. S Seneviratne (Zoology)

Outside Consultants:
Prof. Indralal de Silva (Department of Demography, University of Colombo)
Mr. Lasantha Gunaratne (Family Planning Association)

Research Assistants:
Mr. MPT Wijewickrama
Mr. AATK Amarasinghe
Mr. C Fernando
Mr. S Fernando
Mr. JN Perera
Mr. P Karunaratne
Mr. Rusiru Hemage

Project :Development of a theoretical formulation for a drug

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Signing the MOU on December 19, 2014

Cell has undertaken a project from an individual to develop a theoretical formulation for a Drug.

Client : Dr. Sajith Siyambalapitiya

Consultants:
Dr. DWD Subasinghe (Chemistry)
Dr. Hasini Perera (Chemistry)
Dr. Samantha Weerasinghe (Chemistry)

Project :Consultancy on JSR Process and Compound Development

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First meeting on October 26, 2015

Cell has undertaken a Consultancy from the UNI-CONSULTANCY SERVICES which is the commercial arm of the Moratuwa University about jar sealing rubber process and compound development.

Client : UNI- CONSULTANCY SERVICES under DSI

Consultants:
Dr. H.I.C. de Silva (Chemistry)
Dr. M.N. Kaumal (Chemistry)

Project: Initial Environment Examination Study(Under National Environmental act) of Proposed 220/132 kV Transmission Line Project From New Polpitiya to Hambantota.

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Field Visit at Polpitiya

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Fauna and Flora Survey at Ratnapura.

Consultants carried out all field and desk studies for the IEER, including inputs provided by the CEB and prepared the IEER with detailed data, maps and photographs. Management services and financial disbursement is handled by the Cell, including provision of office space and facilities for project review and discussion meetings.

Client : Ceylon Electricity Board

Consultants:
Dr. N Pallewatta (Zoology)
Dr. MR Wijesinghe (Zoology)
Dr. S Seneviratne (Zoology)

Outside Consultants:
Prof. Indralal de Silva (Department of Demography, University of Colombo)
Mr. Lasantha Gunaratne (Family Planning Association)

Research Assistants:
Mr. MPT Wijewickrama
Mr. AATK Amarasinghe
Mr. Sumith Ekanayake
Mr. S Fernando
Mr. JN Perera
Mr. T.K. Amarasinghe
Mr. Rusiru Hemage

Consultancy Services for obtaining experts’ inputs for ecological and sociological aspects of the proposed 132kV transmission line from Padukka to Horana for the preparation of IEE reports under National Environment Act (NEA).

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Field work near Padukka area.

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Field work near Horana area

Consultants carried out all field and desk studies for the IEER, including inputs provided by the CEB and prepared the IEER with detailed data, maps and photographs. Management services and financial disbursement is handled by the Cell, including provision of office space and facilities for project review and discussion meetings.

Client : Ceylon Electricity Board

Consultants:
Dr. N Pallewatta (Zoology)
Dr. MR Wijesinghe (Zoology)
Dr. S Seneviratne (Zoology)

Outside Consultants:
Prof. Indralal de Silva (Department of Demography, University of Colombo)
Mr. Lasantha Gunaratne (Family Planning Association)

Research Assistants:
Mr. MPT Wijewickrama
Mr. AATK Amarasinghe
Mr. Sumith Ekanayake
Mr. S Fernando
Mr. JN Perera
Mr. T.K. Amarasinghe
Mr. Rusiru Hemage