As a part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Center for Advanced Material Research (CAMR), University of Sri Jayewardenepura and John Keells Holdings PLC to support John Keells Group in their efforts towards being a catalyst in significantly reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka, a Plasticcycle pledge day was held on 11th of January 2018 at the Science Auditorium of the University.

Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ms. Nisreen Rehmanjee, Head of Tax Strategy and the team members of the plasticcycle project, John Keells Holdings PLC, Prof. Nilwala Kottegoda, Director of the CAMR, Prof. Laleen Karunanayake, Dr. Thilini Gunasekara, Secretary of the CAMR, several academic staff members and students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences participated and pledged to contribute for the reduction of plastic pollution in Sri Lanka. As a part of the program, specially designed recycling bins were installed in the Faculty of Applied Sciences premises.