President Maithripala Sirisena, in his World Environment Day message, said that the environmental dialogue on a development level which the environment could tolerate should be spread around the Sri Lankan community. The full text of the message is given below: The human being, as a cultural creature, is considered more important than any other living creature because of their ability to conquer the environment. Although, mankind forced itself to make changes in the environment to a certain extent to build the thing essential for the survival of them such as houses and roads, the natural disasters that occur from time to time emphasize to us, the human beings,our boundaries that they should know while dealing with the environment. At present the environment has gone beyond its earlier depiction as a topic of natural beauty and today it is a major topic of the global dialogue the context of the scientific structure. Discoveries like land degradation due to global warming, many issues arisen as results of climate change, medical science findings about respiratory diseases that carbon emissions can directly cause for these diseases have made this dialogue more pivotal.
All prominent nations in the world have given priority to this vital topic and, approach this subject with utmost concern as they have understood the profound truth that humans cannot survive by going against the environment. Various programmes have been launched across the world to mark the World Environment Day with the aim of taking this decisive dialogue to the general public.
I believe, we as a country, are step by step becoming the part of the list of the countries of natural disaster risk. Hence, it is essential to understand this message about the environment. I believe, on this World Environment Day we can spread the message of environmental dialogue, which compels humans to be satisfied with a development level that the environment could tolerate, among the Sri Lankan community.