Gazette Notification on HCFC Phase out Scedule (Sinhala
Cabinet Decision on HCFC Phace out schedule (downloard Page
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Daily News - Friday, 24 August 2012
Import, export and production of hydrochlcrofluorocarbon to be phased
Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa's proposal to implement
the recommendations made by the Officials' Committee appointed by the
Environment Ministry Secretary to start the control of the import/export
and production of hydrochlorofluorocarbon with effect from January 1,
2013 was approved by the Cabinet.
Cabinet decided to direct the Imports and Exports Controller to introduce
appropriate regulations for the purpose under the provisions of the relevant
The ozone layer is 20 - 50 kms above the earth's surface and acts as a
protective shield and filters harmful ultra-violet radiation from the
When ozone depleting substances are released to the atmosphere, they destroy
the ozone layer, which would lead to increasing the risk of skin cancer,
cataracts etc as well as global climate change.
In keeping with the Montreal Protocol, Sri Lanka is obliged to completely
phase out chlorofluorocarbon which is widely used in refrigeration and
air conditioning by January 2030.