About Us

We at Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka launched this website to provide a web portal for photographers, travelers and anyone who loves to discover and experience wildlife and nature of Sri Lanka. Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife was established under the Extra Ordinary Gazette Notice 1933/33 dated 21/09/2015 issued by H.E The President. Hon. Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera is the Minister of the Ministry and Hon. Deputy Ministerial Post holds by Mrs. Sumedha B. Jayasena. Mr. R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla is the Secretary of the Ministry.

Our main functions are,

  • Preparation, monitoring and assessing of policies, programs and projects related to the subjects of sustainable development, wildlife, botanical gardens and zoological gardens.
  • Implementation of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance no. 02 of 1937.
  • Implementation of the Botanical Gardens Ordinance no. 31 of 1928.
  • Preparation of sustainable measurements and environmental indicators.
  • Conservation of the flora of Sri Lanka, maintenance of the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and development of the floriculture in Sri Lanka.
  • Collecting and exhibition of mammals, birds and reptiles in Sri Lanka.
  • Conservation of wildlife resources in Sri Lanka.
  • Having necessary measures to conserve environment in promoting eco-tourism in wildlife reserve areas.
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Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.