Event Details

The Panel Discussion organized by SLASSCOM in collaboration with Virtusa will discuss and address matters around this year's global theme for the World Environment Day which is Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience (Aligned with Key issues applicable to Sri Lanka)


Problem Statements to be discussed

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Environmental Crisis in Sri Lanka

Coastal and marine waters are threatened by pesticides, fertilizer, industrial waste and run-offs from waste dumps. Rivers that flow out into the sea deteriorate the sea water. Oil spills, chemicals and non-biodegradable waste such as plastic also decrease the quality of Sri Lanka's seawater.


Negative Impacts of Climate Changes in Sri Lanka

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. Climate impacts are already harming health, through air pollution, disease, extreme weather events, and forced displacement, pressures on mental health, and increased hunger and poor nutrition in places where people cannot grow or find sufficient food.


Land issues in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka suffers from serious agricultural land use issues namely land fragmentation, small land plots, and poor land management practices. Prevalent issues concerning rural and agricultural lands necessitate prudent policy measures to promote efficient and sustainable land-use practices.


How can we leverage Technology to eliminate or reduce the impacts of these issues?


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Speakers

  • Rushini Perera (Head of Resilience, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Social Protection at World Food Programme)

    Rushini Perera

    Head of Resilience, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Social Protection at World Food Programme

  • Prashani Llangasekera (General Manager - Group ESG, at Hayleys PLC)

    Prashani Llangasekera

    General Manager - Group ESG, at Hayleys PLC

  • Denver De Zylva (Country Head -  Sri Lanka I Global Head of Sustainability and Facilities, V at Virtusa Corp)

    Denver De Zylva

    Country Head - Sri Lanka I Global Head of Sustainability and Facilities, V at Virtusa Corp

  • Asith De Silva (Senior Manager - Sustainability at Dialog Axiata PLC)

    Asith De Silva

    Senior Manager - Sustainability at Dialog Axiata PLC

  • Jehan Perinpanayagam (CEO of Infomate Private Limited)

    Jehan Perinpanayagam

    CEO of Infomate Private Limited

    Chairman - SLASSCOM

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  • Emaali Gunasekera (Moderator) (Senior Consultant at Connect to Care)

    Emaali Gunasekera (Moderator)

    Senior Consultant at Connect to Care

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