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A Sustainably developed
Sri Lanka for all


Established in terms of Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Act, No. 19 of 2017, the Sustainable Development Council is the nodal government institution with responsibilities for coordination, facilitation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka.

Our Leadership

Our Council

Our Staff


A Sustainably developed Sri Lanka for all


Promoting Sri Lanka towards a sustainably developed nation through an inclusive and holistic approach that ensures environmental, social and economic harmony.

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SDG driven policy
making and planning

SDG financing and

SDG monitoring,
evaluation and reporting

SDG related research,
development and

SDG based education,
awareness and

partnerships for SDG


  • Introduction

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the global movement to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

    As the Sustainable Development Council of Sri Lanka, we integrate the THREE DIMENTIONS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and incorporates a holistic approach where all ecological, social and economic dimensions are recognized equally in creating a sustainably developed Sri Lanka for all.

    We believe, harmonizing these three dimensions will have a remarkable impact on our country’s economy, environment and the well-being of every citizen.

  • Environmental

    Environmental sustainability ensures upholding ecological integrity and guarantees that all of earth’s environmental systems are kept in balance. This dimension focuses on responsibly consuming the existing natural resources in a proportion where they are able to restore themselves for the use of future generations.

    Upholding environmental sustainability is imperative to achieve social and economic sustainability. Therefore the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development dedicates the following SDGs for environmental sustainability.

  • Social

    The social dimension of sustainable development is focused on people.  Social sustainability ensures universal human rights and quality of life for every individual for an indefinite time. Nurturing strong communities would ensure that individual, labour and cultural rights are respected and all people are protected from discrimination.

    Creating an inclusive and equitable society that value the well-being of every individual is essential for a country to achieve sustainable development. Therefore the following SDGs are committed to ensure social sustainability.

  • Economic

    The economic dimension of sustainable development focuses on practices that support long-term economic growth without negatively impacting social and environmental aspects of a country.

    Economic sustainability ensures that every country is able to maintain their independence and have access to resources to meet their needs. Sustainable economies assure thriving economic systems and secure sources of livelihood that are accessible to every person without discrimination.

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development dedicates the following SDGs to achieve economic sustainability.