The TCP was established in 1993 and in March 1995
it was registered as an Independent Sri Lankan non-governmental organisation (NGO) with the Central Environmental Authority (CEA). TCP aims to devise and facilitate the implementation of sustainable marine turtle conservation strategies through education
research and community participation. A Marine Turtle Specialist a member of the IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialists Group (MTSG) and a trainee of the Duke Marine Lab of the Duke University
currently leads the organisation. TCP maintains field offices at Rekawa
Panadura and Kandakkuliya.
As an Independent Sri Lankan non-governmental organization (NGO)
TCP aims at assisting government departments
academic institutions and other NGO's in devising and facilitating
the implementation of sustainable marine turtle conservation strategies. TCP intends to achieve this via education
research and local participation towards communities who are close to important marine turtle habitats.
TCP's vision focuses upon "Make Sri Lankan Seas a Heavenly Habitat For Turtles" and the mission is to "conduct research
education & awareness programmes
community based conservation and management programmes to achieve the sustainable level of sea turtle populations in Sri Lanka".
TCP Srilanka Won Several awards for its uniqueness.