Sri Lankan environmental pioneer C
Suriyakumaran has been selected
by the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP), to share the
1995 Sasakawa International
Environment Prize, worth US
$200,000 with two others. He is the
first Sri Lankan to have received
such a major international award.
The prize. announced late 1995,
is awarded annually by the UNEP to
individuals or institutions for their
outstanding contributions to the
protection and management of the
Suriyakumaran, a renowned
resource economist and environmental management specialist, is
the chairman, Centre for Regional
Development Studies in Sri Lanka,
and visiting professor, London
School of Economics.
The award announcement
describes Suriyakumaran as "a pioneer in the environmental field for
shaping the nature of our responses
to environmental challenges."
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