Colombo (News1st) – The operation to relocate the 2 elephants in the Sinharaja forest reserve has been called off. The Asst. Director of Wildlife in the Southern and Uva provinces, Prashantha Wimaladasa speaking to News1st noted that he had been notified to call off the operation by the Director General...
Colombo (News 1st) – The Central Environmental Authority has found that illegal polythene and plastic products are being manufactured and distributed in large scale during the night and weekends. Ajith Weerasundara, Director of Waste Management at the Central Environmental Authority said that he has received confirmation that polythene products that have...
Colombo (New 1st) – Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Provincial Development, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka states that the mission to capture the two elephants of the Sinharaja forest reserve will continue. Upon an inquiry done by News 1st, the Minister further stated that neither he nor the officials have...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to suspend the transfer of two rare wild elephants from the Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is a world heritage site. Ajith Mannapperuma the new Deputy Minister of Environment assumed duties in his new position this morning (June 14), at the ministry under...
Colombo (News 1st ) – Several environmental organizations have opposed the orders issued by the Environment Minister to release the two elephants of the Sinharaja forest reserve to the Horowpothana wildlife sanctuary. Executive Director of the Centre of Environmental Justice Hemantha Withanage stated that a letter of appeal has already been...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Central Environmental Authority is drawing plans to carry out raids with Police assistance to arrest those who use banned polythene products. The Authority says that raids will be carried out from next week. Ajith Weerasundara, the Director of the Environmental Pollution Control Unit said that during...
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday pledged to transform the Colombo city into a blue- green city with a 1000 percent expansion of the tree cover. The Mayor was speaking at the launch of Green City Project organised by Colombo Municipal Council at Viharamahadevi park in parallel with the World Environment...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Today is world environment day. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Issuing a release President Maithripala Sirisena stated; The human being, a cultural creature, is considered more important than any other living creature because of their ability to conquer the environment. Although, mankind forced itself to make...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – An event to commemorate World Environment Day, which falls tomorrow (June 05), was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Kegalle today (June 04). World Environment Day is being marked this year under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. President Maithripala Sirisena also planted a...
A. Situation analysis Description of the Disaster The southwest monsoon weather conditions have caused rainfalls since 19 May 2018 in the southwest parts of the island. By 21 May, the precipitation triggered a flood and landslide situation in the country, which has affected thousands of lives and livelihoods, as well as...
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