Plastic Free OUSL

As a responsible institution of higher education, the Open University of Sri Lanka is committed to promoting environmental sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. To this end, the university has taken a bold step to become a plastic-free institution, which means eliminating the use of single-use plastic items such as straws, plastic bags, and plastic cutlery from all its campuses and facilities.

Visit to Sinharaja Rain Forest 2019

“Sinharaja Forest Reserve” the largest lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka, one of the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO is a rich, biodiverse habitat bordered by rivers. Though the reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, it’s a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The Green Committee of CESSD visited the “Sinharaja Forest Reserve” on 31st July 2019, a group of 20 members attended to explore the rainforest ecosystem and its hidden secrets of life.

Dog Sterilization Programme 2018

This project was funded by EMBARK and the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development of OUSL. CESSD has supported the project as the financial supporter and program was completed successfully with the help of best care animal hospital. A total number of 10 dogs were sterilized and released to the same location they used to live.

Tree Planting Programme 2018

A Tree Planting Programme was conducted by the students of MSc in Environment Science 2017/18 Batch on 22nd June 2018 at Battaramulla Koswatta Junction to Malabe Junction.

Tree Planting Programme 2017

A Tree Planting Programme was conducted by the MSc in Environment Science 2016/17 Batch on 12 th August 2017 at Kahathuduwa Expressway Entrance with the collaboration of Road Development Authority (RDA). The Plants recommended by the RDA was Kumbuk (Terminalia arjuna) and Magul Karanda (Pougamia piñata). The Plants were purchased from the Department of Forestry Nursery at Battaramulla.