SLYCAN Trust focuses is advocacy work on the key themes focus of the organization: climate change, gender, social justice, sustainable development, and animal welfare. We advocate for policies, and laws that promote national and international development based on sustainable development, and social justice. The Trust also works on advocating for a more humane and a cruelty free environment for all beings and the need for reforms in law to achieve this objective.
Meatless Monday Sri Lanka
Meatless Monday Campaign in Sri Lanka draws on the successful worldwide campaigns of Meatless Monday of which the main objective is to reduce meat consumption and raise awareness of the health, environmental and overall benefits of plant based diets. Read more
The ask of the campaign is for consumers to be meat-free one day per-week with the understanding that it benefits personal health, environment and animal welfare.
Advocating for Sustainable Development
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation & Webinar on Climate Change
SLYCAN Trust has been working on themes related to SDGs in its advocacy work. In 2015, which was a milestone for the SDGs, SLYCAN organized a webinar, in line with the adoption of the sustainable development goals.
As there were 17 SDGs agreed upon at the UNGA sessions in September, 2015, SLYCAN prioritized its work on a few key themes that were most relevant to Sri Lanka. Read more
The event was held on the 23th of September, at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo with the participation of Ms. Ishara de Silva, Advisor to the Ministry of Wild Life Conservation and Sustainable Development; Mr. Asoka Abeygunewardene, Chairman of Strategic Enterprise Management Agency attached to the Presidential Secretariat; Mr. Ranga Pallawala, CEO Janathakshan; Ms Bhagya Wickramasinge of SLYCAN Trust and Ms. Vositha Wijeanayake of Climate Action Network South Asia.
The consultation and the webinar were organised in collaboration with Climate Action Network South Asia and Action/2015 with the objective of creating a dialogue for better understanding SDGs, and the position of Sri Lanka. The event also had the objective of initiating a dialogue that is multi-stakeholder based, a more inclusive and participatory to contribute to the development process for Sri Lanka.