The First ever National Conference on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), organized by the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SL) was held on 30th May 2019, at Renuka City Hotel, Colombo 03 with many participants representing academia, government institutes, and various industries. Prof. Ajith de Alwis and Dr. Mahinsasa Rathnayake from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Moratuwa were among the speakers in the conference.
Prof. Ajith de Alwis was the keynote speaker in the conference and he illustrated the applications of life cycle thinking in different scenarios and benefits of the LCA as a business tool in his keynote speech.
Dr. Mahinsasa Rathnayake conducted an interactive session on LCA Data Interpretation and Roadmap for LCA Database Development in Sri Lanka, which is an ongoing UNEP project on National LCA Database Development. The conference was a showcase of the current status of LCA practices in Sri Lanka and various past and present project works carried out on LCA development in Sri Lanka. The main objective of this conference was to motivate the Sri Lankan process industry to initiate LCA-based activities in their organizations.