One of the expected results from the USAID/DIG funded project LANTERN executed in the Northern Province of the country is to inform public and civil society to reduce plastics pollution of marine environments and use of 3Rs through campaigns and awareness programmes. With this in mind as of now 9 village level awareness programmes have been conducted by the TOT trainers in the 3 Urban Councils of Northern Province Chavakachcheri, Valvettithurai and Point Pedro from the 4th to 12th of December 2018. The partner organizations of this Solid Waste Management project VOGT (Vadamarachchy Organization of Good Templars), CORE (Consortiums of Organizations for Rural Empowerment) and CFCD (Center for Child Development) have played a significant role in organizing these programmes. These awareness programmes mainly focus on educating the villagers on the 3R system and help them initiate waste segregation from their households. Also some of the present participants were keen in finding alternatives for polythene bags. A beach clean-up and awareness programme too was held for the coastal community advising them to collect the garbage littered along the beaches once a week. This is just the beginning, there are more trainings and awareness programmes to be continued through this project!