The Ministry of Environment has decided to include 42 amendments to the National Environmental Act.
The Ministry, through the amendments, is aiming to streamline its programs to protect the environment.
The Ministry has said although the Environmental Act has been amended on several occasions previously, due to new challenges and hurdles, further amendments are required.
The Environment Ministry in a statement said it aims to increase existing fines imposed on those destroying the environment by 10 folds.
The Ministry has already tabled a Cabinet paper in this regard. The Ministry said the amendments are made considering the existing issues and challenges the country will face in future.