Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 SRI LANKA

bullet2 Green Movement of Sri Lanka

No 9, 1st Lane

Wanatha Road



Sri Lanka



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) is an organization concerned with Environmental Conservation and Awareness Creation. It is a consortium with 147 non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and other groups spread around the Island involved in natural resource management.

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 throughout the island.

Empowered by the sense of social responsibility and a sensitivity to our cultural ethos, we devise 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 interests such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the Asia Development Bank.