Our Impact

Art by Arunthathi





The Pearl Protectors is a volunteer platform which promotes like minded individuals to volunteer in protecting our marine environment.

We raise awareness by conducting seminars on plastic pollution in educational institutes and hosting panel discussions to discuss current issues and solutions with marine environmental protection experts in the field.

Our advocacy curtails conducting research to support campaigns that aim to protect the marine environment through policy implementations.

Beach cleanup
plastic free

Pearl Protector Approved

Shoreline Clean-up

Plastic Free

This Standardization Certificate, which for the first time recognizes restaurants and food vendors in Sri Lanka that eliminate single-use plastic items based on three levels of commitments.

Interested in cleaning a shoreline?
We provide support and knowledge. By following our beach cleanup guide, individuals and organizations can conduct beach cleaning events in a proper and organized manner.

Plastic Pollution is affecting the marine environment. The Pearl Protectors  dedicates in helping the community shift to a plastic free lifestyle by alternative recommendations and incentives.

Events & Campaigns

World Oceans Day Summit

World Oceans Day Through Art

Nurdle Free Lanka

Celebrating World Oceans Day through the largest virtual summit conducted in Sri Lanka. WOD Summit featured 19 sessions during 4 days which encompased all aspects of sustaining and protecting the ocean.

The virtual art exhibition and competition inspires all artists to depict the beauty of the marine environment while highlighting the threats it faces. 

The largest virtual art exhibition to be held in Sri Lanka

The volunteer campaign against plastic pellets targets collecting and cleaning all nurdles spilled on Sri Lankan shorelines as a result of the MV X-Press Pearl disaster. The campaign utilizes sieving tools, mobilizing volunteers and conducting shoreline surveys

PET Bottle Christmas Tree
Cleaner Seabeds for Sri Lanka

PET Bottle Christmas Tree 2021

Cleaner Seabeds for Sri Lanka

For the 3rd time, a PET Bottle Christmas Tree was constructed at Wellawatta Beach using 1300+ bottles collected from the shorelines of Sri Lanka. 
This tree stood 12 feet high against single use plastic and its negative impact on our marine and coastal environments.

The underwater expedition intends to remove marine litter off the seabeds and reefs of Sri Lanka. 

Divers of The Pearl Protectors will mobilize in a series of underwater cleanups in the western, eastern and southern provinces to remove single use plastic waste, stranded fishing nets, clothing, metal and other significant marine litter.



Good Market
MCSL Forum
Beat the Micro Bead
Beat the Micro Bead
Let's Do It - WCD
World Ocean Day
Global Waste Cleaning Network
Global Waste Cleaning Network