Important Contacts

Below are some important contacts for Environment / Forest / Wildlife Emergency.

Cabinet Ministries

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)
Address: No. 416/C/1, Robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Battaramulla
Tel: +94-11-2882112/13

The Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation (MoWFC)
Address: No. 409, Sri Jayawardanapura Mawatha, Sri Jayawardanapura - Kotte
Tel: +94-11-2446183/4

Government Entities

The Department of Forest Conservation (DFC)
Conservator General of Forests: Mr. K.M.A. Bandara
Address: No. 82, Rajamalwaththa Road, Sri Jayawardanapura - Kotte
Tel: +94-11-2866616 / +94-11-2866625 / +94-11-2868267
Emergency Hotline (Short Code): 1991

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC)
Director General of Wildlife: Mr. M.G.C. Sooriyabandara
Address: No. 811/A, Jayanthipura Main Road, Battaramulla
Email: Director General;
Tel: 011 2888585 (Anti-Poaching Flying Squad)
24 Hour Hotline: 011- 2560380
(Connected to the radio rooms of the parks and wardens)
Emergency Hotline (Short Code): 1992

The Biodiversity Secretariat (BDS)
Director of Biodiversity: R.H.M.P. Abeykoon
Address: No. 416/C/1, Robert Gunawardena Mawatha, Battaramulla
Tel: +94-11-2883374
Fax: +94-11-2883374
Email: (Director),

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA)
Chairman of Environment: Mr. Siripala Amarasinghe
Address: No. 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla
Tel: +94-11-2872278, 2873447-9, 2888999, 2872347, 2872608, 2873447
Email: (Chairman) (Director General)

The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA)
Chairperson of Marine Environment: Dharshani Lahandapura
Address: No. 177, Nawala Road, Narahenpita, Colombo 05
Tel: +94-11-2554006/+94-11-2554373
Email: (Chairperson), (General Manager)

The National Focal Point for Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat in Sri Lanka
Name: Mr. Manjula Amararathna (Department of Wildlife Conservation)
Title: Deputy Director General (Director – Protected Area Management)
Address: No. 811/A, Jayanthipura Main Road, Battaramulla
Tel: +94-11-2888585

Wildlife Vetrinarians (Treating injured wildlife)

Name: Dr. Shobhath Wijeratne
Mobile: +94-776641312
Town: Aluthgama (Kalutara District)
Notes: Treats Injured Wildlife Free of Charge

Name: Mr. Madura De Silva (Wildlife Conservation Society - Galle)
Tel: +94-915624227
Mobile: +94-777001306
Town: Hiyare (Galle District)
Notes: Treats and Rehabilitates Injured Wildlife Free of Charge

Name: The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Attidiya
Tel: +94-113604147
City: Dehiwala - Mount Lavinia (Colombo Metropolitan Area)
Notes: Treats and Rehabilitates Injured Wildlife for the Central Government

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