President Ranil Wickremesinghe made an exciting announcement during the 10th Environment Pioneer President’s Medal Awarding Ceremony 2020-2021, held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
He revealed that Sri Lanka would establish the world’s first international environmental university to bolster global efforts in tackling climate change.
The ceremony recognized the excellent service of teachers, schools, regional environmental officials, and offices, with 129 environmental pioneers being awarded Presidential Medals.
The Environment Pioneer President’s Medal is the highest accolade under the National Environment Pioneer President’s Medal, and the winners receive an additional 04 points in university entrance.
Aralagangwila Wilayaya National School was awarded as the best school, producing 14 Environment Pioneer President’s Medal winners, while the Central Provincial Office of the Central Environment Authority received the award for the best office, guiding the most significant number of Environment Pioneer President’s Medal winners (25).
The Environment Pioneer President’s Medal recipients took a group photo with President Wickremesinghe, who urged them to spread the message of environmental protection in schools as environmental pilots.