The world today is faced with unprecedented set of social, economical, political and environmental
problems such as poverty, hunger, unemployment, health issues, environmental pollution and degradation.
Similar to most developing nations, Sri Lanka is going through a transitional phase in its environmental
management. Within the context of economic development,an immense pressure is beign exerted upon the
natural resources of the country. As such it is important that the younger generation who are the
leaders and decision makers of tomorrow are made aware of the above challenges and equip them with
interdisciplinary skills required to meet sustainable development goals.