The South Asian Regional Environment Conference opens in Colombo.
A group including Ministers, Parliamentarians and State Officials is participating. Many representatives of the South Asian region are also participating in this meeting. Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa made the keynote address. Expressing his views, Minister Anura Yapa said that the conference which will progress for three days is scheduled to arrive at several critical decisions. The Minister said they will be able to consider what main initiatives should be taken to safeguard the environment in the regions and on economic development. The entire world is now discussing how environment friendly measures can be taken without destroying the environment. SACEP is now holding its 12th Ministerial Conference. The Minister said he considered it would be possible to take decisions which will be more environment friendly.