The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) is an organization concerned with environmental conservation, awareness creation and sustainable development. The GMSL envisions the achievement of natural resource-based sustainable development through the empowerment of the poorest sections of the population and conservation of the environment, through activities aimed at developing vibrant and sustainable communities across the island.
Vision: The harmonious co-existence of the earth, its plants, its animals and its people
Mission: To lobby for universal environment awareness and preservation of nature as an integral part of quality human living
The GMSL is a consortium of 153 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other groups as members across the island. These member organizations are involved in many fields including natural resource management, environmental conservation, consumer protection, community development, human rights, youth and women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture.
The Green Movement is also part of various national and international networks including the Asia Pacific Research Network, the Reality of Aid Network, and the Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty.
Empowered by the sense of social responsibility and a sensitivity to our cultural ethos, we employ effective measures for the conservation of flora and fauna while protecting the country's natural wealth from being exploited by multinationals either directly or through the “generous” development policies of the multilateral organizations which look after their own interests such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the Asian Development Bank.
The GMSL was incorporated by an act of Parliament in 2007.
Areas They Focus On
Various activities conducted by the Green Movement of Sri Lanka could be summarised under the following areas of focus.
• Natural Resources
• Agriculture & Food
• Fisheries & Marine Resources
• Children & Women
• Climate Change & Disaster Management
• Good Governance