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International Ozone Day Celebration - 16.09.2014.

Theme:  Ozone Layer Protection; The Mission Goes on

2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of establishing National Ozone Unit (NOU) which is the agency for implementing Montreal Protocol obligations in Sri Lanka.
NOU has celebrated the International Ozone Day 2014 on 16th September at the main auditorium of ‘Apegama’, Pelawatta, Battaramulla  from 09.00 am to 01.00 pm, under the patronage of  Hon. Alhaj A.R.M. Abdul Cader, Deputy Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy as the Chief Guest and with the distinguished participation of, officials from UN Agencies, government and non-government institutes & six hundred students in Technical Colleges schools.

Activities included at the event.

  1. Photo exhibition depicting historical occasions in the past two decades of NOU
  2. Launching of Souvenir publication (Ozone 20+) including the historical occasions and achievements since the establishment of NOU and messages/letters/articles well wishes of Post Ministers, Secretaries and Directors along with the other related institutes who guided throughout the era, expressing their past experiences. (Details)

Our Vission...
"Rebuilt the ozone layer to it's full stregnth.."

Our Mission...
To fulfill the commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka. To integrate Ozone Layer protection in to the countries planning process, with minimum inconvenience to industry the general public taking into consideration of Global environment, Legal requirement & economic aspects of the country. Instigate activities to maintain and strengthen the institutional framework in protection of the Ozone Layer in Sri Lanka.

Our Objectives...
Implemetation of the Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka to protect the Ozoe Layer.

Project at a Glance..

National Ozone Unit (NOU) was established under the Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka, which is the national focal point for the Montreal Protocol (MP) in 1994, with the approval of the Institutional Strengthening (IS). The projects of the NOU operate directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka who is the National Project Director and the ....



Director, NOU who is the Coordinator of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka, coordinating international and national activities related to phasing out Ozone Depleting substances with the targets given by the Montreal Protocol. The Director is from Lanka Administrative Services (SLAS) and appointed by the Sri Lankan Governmet.


The Ministry has provided a space for the office and eligible officers who can handle the activities in the unit. The NOU has grown with time by obtaining fund through other projects and recruiting qualified people to assist the different projects under the guidance of Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and the Director, NOU with support of the UNDP. At present the Unit has projects funded by Multi Lateral Fund (MLF) through implementing agencies such as UNDP & UNEP.....

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