COLOMBO (News 1st) – Investigation Director of the Central Environmental Authority, N. S. Gamage states that the legal action will be taken against 300 individuals that made use of and sold illegal polythene bags. According to Gamage, over 500 raids have been carried out over the past 12 months...
The Ceylon Electricity Board has decided to carry out the pilot project on artificial rain towards the end of September or beginning of October. Media Spokesperson of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardana expressed these views... Read More
Colombo (News1st) – Minister of Wildlife Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says he would recruit members of Sri Lanka’s indigenous community, the ‘Veddas’, to help fight the ‘Wasp’ menace plaguing many areas. He made these comments whilst on a fact-finding tour in the Trincomalee District He noted that those with specialised...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Director General of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Attorney Buddhika Iddamalgoda says that a special investigation is underway to ascertain the impact of clinical waste that washed up on the shores of Puttalam on marine life and surrounding ecosystems. He further noted...
Environmentalist Nayanaka Ranwella says that nearly 4,000 wild elephants can be at risk if 300 electric fences are erected as proposed by Minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development Sarath Fonseka.He expressed these views at an event held to release the THAMBAPANNI Monthly Magazine which focuses on environment and national...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A report on the clinical waste that washed up on the coast of Puttalam has been submitted to the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA). Its General Manager Pradeep Kumara said the report which was handed in today will...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – On earlier occasions concerns regarding Radioactive waste, municipal waste, sewage sludge and clinical waste entering Sri Lanka through the Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA were raised by professional organisations. However, the concerns raised by these professional bodies was dismissed by Minister Malik Samarawickrama who stated in Parliament that...
Having decided a few years ago to make my permanent home in the remote village of Samagipura in the Anuradhapura District, I have been reawakened too much. The intention to seek village life and roots of my ancestors has been rewarded in many ways. Shedding trivia of city social...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Wildlife Department says that an operation has been launched to drive out wild elephants from Balangoda. Director of wildlife for the Southern and Uva Provinces Prassanna Wimaladasa said that 10 elephants were captured in operations that were conducted since the Thursady (August 09). The elephants are...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Over 650 families that live in Nikagolla, Matale are facing serious difficulties due to the lack of clean drinking water. According to the villagers in the area, it is difficult to provide water to the village due to its location. Instead of waiting for the authorities to provide...
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