Professor Canaganayagan Suriyakumaran: Co-Winner 1995

Professor Canaganayagan Suriyakumaran is Chairman of the Centre for Regional Development Studies (CRDS) in his native Sri Lanka and a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He is considered a pioneer in the environmental field for shaping the nature of our responses to environmental challenges.

He is responsible in part for the new perception of multi-sectoralism with his observation long ago that "environment is not a sector, but a dimension in all sectors". For more than 30 years, Professor Suriyakumaran has given his best to the environmental cause. He fostered and encouraged the involvement of non-governmental organizations within the wider context of their societies, and has also played a key role in promoting global environmental programmes within the United Nations system. For his outstanding services to Asia, he was honoured by His Royal Highness the King of Thailand as a Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown.

Contact Address:

Professor Canaganayagan Suriyakumaran
19A/2 Alfred Place
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka

Tel: (941) 574 912
Fax: (941) 574 879