Home / news / Capacity building to manage marine debris in Sri Lanka – South Korean aided project successfully completed


Final meeting to discuss the research output of the above project was held at the Applied Sciences new faculty complex, university of Sri Jayewardenepura on 10th October, 2017. Delegates from South Korea representing Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), Ocean Research Institute (ORI), and Marine Tech Engineering and Dr Kamal Ranatunga and research students of the Marine & Coastal Ecology Laboratory and representatives from Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA) were participated. Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Prof Sudantha Liyanage was also join to grace the event.

The project was concluded with a great success. Some of the outcomes of the project include development of a Management plan for marine debris management in Negombo, survey of marine debris in beaches along the coast of Sri Lanka, submerged debris in the lagoon, fishery harbour and sensitive coastal ecosystems around Negombo and Beruwala. An addition, the Marine & Coastal Ecology Laboratory received technical support and some underwater survey equipment through the project. The Project was funded by 2012 Yeosu Korea Foundation, where University of Sri Jayewardenepura served as the research partner.