July 2020: EML signed agreements with Board of Investments (BOI) of Sri Lanka to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the proposed ‘Textile Zone’ at Eravur, Batticaloa, in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The ‘Zone’ consists of 24 textile factories and covers an area of 200 Acs.
May 2020: EML is partnering with American Institute of Research (AIR) , to conduct a base line study on literacy, health, and nutrition levels of school children. The study will evaluate the impacts of the project: ‘Promoting Autonomy for Literacy and Attentiveness through Market Alliances (PALAM/A)’ implemented by Save the Children (SC) in response to the nutrition and sanitation challenges in Sri Lanka. The study employs both quantitative and qualitative methods in a sampling of Grade 3 students randomly selected from schools in 7 Districts in Sri Lanka.
EML/SAPL/IIDT successfully completed 6 consecutive training programs under the PABC’s implementation of Social Environmental Management System Policy (SEMS)
Workshop “Implementation of Social and Environmental Risk Management (SEMS) –
PAN ASIA BANKING CORPORATION PLC., funded by Global Climate Partnership Fund SA., SICAV-SIF
EML Consultants (Pvt) Ltd with technical collaboration of International Institute of Development Training (IIDT) and Sustainability Agenda Pvt Ltd (SAPL) conducted 02 day Work Shop for Pan Asia Bank Staff – February 2018.
Agreement Signed on 27th September 2017 By between ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (RDA) and TECNIC CONSULTING ENGINEERS S P A, Roma, Italy in Association with EML CONSULTANTS (PVT) LTD, Sri Lanka
In a joint venture with TECNIC s.p.a Italy, EML signed agreement with Road Development Authority (RDA) to conduct feasibility study and develop detailed designs for the extension of Marine Drive from Dehiwala to Panadura. The objective of the study is to select a socially, environmentally and economically viable alignment for the extension up to Panadura. Accordingly, the scope of work will include detailed study and analyses of potential options, and recommendation of the most feasible option.
Supporting the Irrigation and Drinking Water Needs of Dry Zone Communities in Sri Lanka to Adopt to the Worsening Effects of Climate Change
The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded by Green Climate Fund (GCF), targeted to implement the project in 03 provinces of 07 districts of Sri Lanka with the objective of to strengthen the resilience of Smallholder Farmers, particularly women, in the Dry Zone through improved water management to enhance lives and livelihoods. The beneficiaries selected considering the socio economic vulnerabilities of each province/district.
EML is engaged to perform the services in respect of Surveying & Construction Designs, Construction Supervision & Quality Assurance Services of Mathavuvalthakulam Cascade in Vengalacheddikulam & Vauvunia South DS in Vavunia District of Sri Lanka.
Consultancy Services for Detailed Engineering Designs of Fishery Harbors, Anchorages, and Landing Sites
ADB provided funding through a loan to the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to develop two fishery harbors in Point Pedro and Pesalei, upto seven (7) anchorage sites and twenty one (21) landing sites. The Executing Agency (EA) for the project is Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (MFARD).
ADB with the concurrence of EA, recommended a consortium of Sri Lankan Consultancy Companies led by EML Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (EML), and associated by Surath Wickramasinghe Associates Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (SWA) and Sustainable Engineering Concepts (Pvt) Ltd (SEC) for carrying out the consultancy for Detailed Engineering Design of Fishery Harbors, Anchorages, and Landing Sites. Now we, EML Consultants are working on the project.
Spearheading the sustainable agenda for Sri Lanka
“The Company excels in the implementation of the Project Management Cycle, providing a coordinating mechanism between the country’s policies, resources and institutions in different fields and areas”
At its core, EML Consultants thrives on providing a blend of technical and management professional services. Whilst the primary focus has always been on environment and natural resource management, EML has evolved over the past 20 years to become a leading professional consulting firm in the sphere of community and livelihood development, socio-economic surveys, monitoring and evaluation, institutional and SMEs development, feasibility and environmental assessments, climate change, biodiversity and eco-systems, conceptual and detailed designs, heritage and culture, infrastructure projects related to renewable energy, water supply, waste disposal, roads, transport and coastal management. Whilst this strategic diversification into multi-disciplines demonstrates the strength, resilience and growth of the company it also reflects the business adhering to a core competency- consideration to changing country dynamics. Avanthi Jayatilake, Managing Director, explains, “The Company excels in the implementation of the Project Management Cycle, providing a coordinating mechanism between the country’s policies, resources and institutions in different fields and areas”.
Nurturing success through novelty
Since inception EML Consultants stayed ahead of the game by realizing that sustainability is more than a buzz word; it is the difference between existence and elimination. The work EML has performed for the public sector, private organizations and in the international arena is testament to its cause.
“Our competitive advantage is the professionalism, the long lasting specialized experience and the reputation that we have in the sector. We offer an extensive expertise and our clients will receive complete service from one place”, Avanthi Jayatilake points out. The company is aware that over promising and under delivering is a key driver for many consulting companies to close shop. Which is why EML Consultants work hand in glove with the client in understanding their thought process, their needs, their scheduling and their objectives to collectively reflect when, how and what can be achieved and delivered by EML. Ultimately ensuring the overall experience goes beyond the client’s expectation.
To deliver a timely, factually accurate and evidently compelling piece of work, EML prides itself on a wide range of profiled staff including over 200 technical experts with varying academic backgrounds, and over 100 employees responsible for the management of the project portfolio. Avanthi Jayatilakegoes on to say, “EML hasimplemented over 300 projects, covering a large number of sectors funded by the major international donor agencies, including ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UNFCC, UNICEF, UN HABITAT, USAID, JICA, CIDA and GIZ”.
Formidable force to reckon with
EML is a member of the National Chamber of Commerce, and a registered specialized technical service provider to the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), the Board of Investments (BOI) and several other government agencies. Avanthi Jayatilake explains, “We have done a landmark achievement for the Government, creating the primary environmental projects, used as a base for the establishment of the policy strategies and the environmental platform of Sri Lanka”. EML constantly collaborates with local and international banks in the implementation of standards required to receive loans from the European countries.
With an aim to provide a more effective resource allocation, and to further improve the quality of the service, the company has established strong working alliances with four associated firms, including the Development Concepts, the International Institute of Development Training, the Sustainable Engineering Concepts and the Sustainability Agenda-each one of them excelling in their specializations.
EML Consultants developed a Mobile App ‘ECO Force’ to help the general public of Sri Lank to engage actively and effectively in protection and conservation of the environment supported by International Union for Conservation (IUCN) and Lanka Nature Conservationists (LNC).
The aim is to safeguard and preserve the beauty of our country and to help users to identify and gain expert detail on endemic plants and animals.
The mobile app is on google play store & itunes apple store free of charge
The importance of Sri Lankan businesses aligning its growth plans with greener practices to help develop a ‘sustainable era’ was discussed at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title ‘Execute -Transform- Realize’.
Mr Avanthi Jayatilleke, Managing Director, EML Consultants (Pvt) Ltd participating as a member of the Panel.