List of Acronyms

BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BOI Board Of Investments
CBO Community Based Organisation
CEA Central Environmental Authority
CEC Cation Exchange Capacity
DHF Dengue Haemorragic Fever
DS Divisional Secretary
EDA Environmental Development Assistant
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
GA Government Agent
GCEC Greater Colombo Economic Commission
GN Grama Seva Nildari (see § 1.5)
HDPE High Density Polyethylene (see § 1.7)
IEE Initial Environmental Examination
IRMP Integrated Resources Management Programme in Wetlands
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene (see § 1.7)
MC Municipal Council
MFE Ministry of Forestry and Environment
NERD National Engineering and Research Department
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NSSWM National Strategy for Solid Waste Management
PAH Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PE Polyethylene (see § 1.7)
PET Polyethylene terephthalate (see § 1.7)
PHI Public Health Inspector
PP Polypropylene (see § 1.7)
PS Pradeshiya Sabha (see § 1.5)
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
RDA Road Development Authority
Rs Sri Lankan Rupees
UC Urban Council
UDA Urban Development Authority
WCP Wetland Conservation Project