Ozone layer protection

downloadVienna Convention and Montreal Protocol were adopted respectively in 1985 and 1987 on the above purpose and its final amendment was done on 15 October 2016 at Kigali, Rwanda to reduce use of HFC in stages.

Accordingly, the proposal made by  the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to appoint a committee to take necessary action for ratifying this amendment and to ratify the same with immediate effect, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers recently.

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