DOES VEHICLE EMISSION TEST IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN SRI LANKA?

D.W.K Hemachandra, M.P.K Withanawasam, J.I Madukala

Abstract


Polluted air is a dangerous for human health and natural environment. The Vehicle Emission Test (VET) programme was introduced in Sri Lanka following the Supreme Court decision to increase air quality level. So this paper attempted to identify the VET programme as an essential programme for Sri Lanka and evaluate its performance and issues. According to the findings of the paper the VET is an essential programme for Sri Lanka because emissions from transportation are a significant factor in total emission in Sri Lanka. However the paper failed to evaluate performance of the programme statistically due to lack of required information. But the study found that there are some positive outcomes as well as further developments areas. Hence the paper recommended that the VET programme need sufficient capital and human resources investments for further development in air quality level in Sri Lanka. In addition to that the programme should combine with national development process to achieve sustainable development in Sri Lanka.

Key Words: VET, Emission, Environment, Sustainability and Air Quality

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