The Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) of the University of Colombo, intends to create a platform for research, policy development and collaboration among different fields including science, geography, economics, political science and business studies to build an environmentally conscious society.

Main Objectives of CELP:

✽ To promote research in the areas of environmental law and policy
✽ To contribute for law and policy reform through research and education
✽ To promote and enhance environmental law and policy education in the university and the country
✽ To lead and collaborate on environmental law and policy education and research
✽ To provide legal and policy advice and services
✽ To build partnerships with the relevant stakeholders

Our Vision

To make the University of Colombo a leader in the environmental law and policy research and education of Sri Lanka, recognised as an authority and a pioneer in environmental law and policy.

Our Mission

To build a platform for environmental law and policy to research, collaborate, learn and engage in order to build an environmentally conscious society.

Founding Director of CELP
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Prof. (Dr.) Kokila Lankathilake Konasinghe, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, is the Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP). She is also the Coordinator of the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes and the Course Director in Environmental Law, of the Master of Laws programme (LL.M.) at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

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