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Vision

“A healthy coastal and ocean environment for future generations”


Mission

“Be the guardian of the coastal and ocean environment through awareness, research, public participation, national regional & international coordination, prompt actions and enforcement.”

 

The Responsibilities and functions of the Authority



To effectively and efficiently administer and implement the provisions of Marine Environment protection act and the regulations made there under
To formulate and execute a scheme of work for the prevention, reduction, control and management of pollution arising out of ship based activity and shore base maritime related activity in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka or any other maritime zone declared at a future date under such law, its fore share and the coastal zone of Sri Lanka.
To conduct research in collaboration with other departments, agencies and institutions for both the government and private sector for the purpose of prevention, reduction control and management of pollution arising out of any ship based activity or any other maritime zone declared at a future date under such law, its fore share and the coastal zone of Sri Lanka.
To take measures to manage safeguard and preserve the territorial water of Sri Lanka  or any other maritime zone declared at a future date under such law, its fore share and the coastal  zone of Sri Lanka
To provide adequate and effective reception facilities for any oil, harmful substances or any other pollutant
To recommend adherence to all international conventions and relevant protocols dealing with marine pollution which the government of Sri Lanka has or may ratify, accept, accede to or approve.
To formulate and implement the national oil pollution contingency plan
To oversee, regulate and supervise the conduct of the contractors and person conducting or engaged in exploration of natural resources, service , sub contractors and person conducting  or engaged in exploration of natural resources including petroleum or related activities
To create awareness amongst groups of community of the need to preserve the marine environment.
To do all such other acts or things as may be necessary for the discharge of all or any of the above functions.
To effectively safeguard and preserve the territorial waters of Sri Lanka or any other maritime zone  declared under the maritime zones law or which may be declared at a future date under such law from any pollution arising out of any ship based or shore based maritime related activity.
To conduct investigations and inquiries and to institute legal action in relation to any pollution, arising out of any ship based activity or shore based maritime related activity,
To oversee all sea transport of oil and bunkering operations that are carried out in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka or any other maritime zone declared under the maritime zones law or which may be declared at a future date under such law, for the purpose of prevention of pollution.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 March 2020 06:12 )  

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