Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Soiciety
Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society
Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society
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Leading school children to conservation activities.


Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society (SLEES) is an Island-wide environmental organization established in 1992. It is registered under the Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka (No.6/6/17/18/3) and the National Secretariat for NGOs (L 44402).

Our members include professionals, university students, school children and community leaders.We are committed to the cause of conservation of the environment and our activities cover diverse aspects including research, exploring the environment, conservation with community participation, and public awareness programs etc. We carry out environment-related projects in remote areas where there are fewer facilities. Global Environmental Facility/Small Grants Project of UNDP is the main donor agency of our organization.

Vision: A Protected Environment for all living beings
Mission: To protect Sri Lanka’s natural environment, through education, exploration and conservation.

The organization’s works aim at;

  • Carrying out environmental exploration, information gathering and awareness creation programmes.
  • Identifying areas of environmental concern and awareness creation among the public.
  • Carrying out programmes for conservation of the environment and promoting public awareness of such programmes.
  • Organizing suitable programmes and carrying out sustainable projects to achieve the above objectives.


  • In 1997, the outstanding services of SLEES for the conservation of wildlife and nature in Sri Lanka were recognized by a prestigious award to its President “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka-1997” (TOYP’97) for Moral and Environmental Leadership, sponsored by Junior Chamber of Sri Lanka (Jaycees).

Mr. Ruwan Weerasooriya, president of SLEES receiving the TOYP'97 award

  • SLEES has been a member of National Steering Committee for NGOs of the Small Grants Programmes (SGP) of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for 3 years.
  • SLEES has been a National Focal Pointof South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN)