University of Peradeniya Launches “Sustainability at Peradeniya” Website October 20, 2023 – Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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In a momentous step towards sustainability, the University of Peradeniya proudly launched its first-ever sustainability website, aptly titled “Sustainability at Peradeniya,” on October 20, 2023. The event was graced by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. MD Lamawansa, Deputy Vice- Chancellor Prof. Terrence Madhujith (joining online), the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Vasanthi Pinto representing all Deans, and Dr. Nalin Suranjith, Deputy Director of Research & Environmental Management at the Center for Environmental Sustainability.

Click here to visit Sustainability at Peradeniya website

The “Sustainability at Peradeniya” website was developed by the Committee on Sustainability chaired by Prof. Terrence Madhujith. The website is an invaluable hub for disseminating information on various aspects of sustainability. It aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating the university’s commitment to contributing to the global sustainability agenda. By incorporating data, activities, and initiatives related to sustainability, “Sustainability at Peradeniya” aims to provide a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.

Prof. MD. Lamawansa, the Vice Chancellor, expressed his views on the new platform, emphasizing the university’s aspiration to be a leader in sustainability education and practice. He stated, “The launch of ‘Sustainability at Peradeniya’ marks a significant milestone in our journey towards a sustainable future. It embodies our vision to educate, engage, and empower our community with knowledge on sustainability.”

Prof. Terrance Madhujith, Chair of the Committee on Sustainability, echoed these sentiments, saying, “Our goal is to create a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge. This website represents our collective efforts to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and our dedication to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

The launch of “Sustainability at Peradeniya” marks an exciting new chapter in the University of Peradeniya’s ongoing sustainability efforts. As the university continues to foster innovation and inspire change in sustainability, this new website stands as evidence of its commitment and determination to build a more sustainable and responsible future. The university community and the wider world now have a valuable resource to access information and collaborate on sustainability endeavours.