ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka should consider Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for dealing with solid waste which are becoming increasingly popular and could reduce the burden on cash-strapped local authorities, according to a new study. Urban solid waste management is a high cost exercise and the cost is difficult to...
The Government has already achieved the target of hundred percent electrification in the country and there is hardly a village without power in Sri Lanka at present, Power and Renewable Energy, Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said. Last year alone, 262,000 new electricity connections were provided at a cost...
Local news.lk Tags: Print Edition Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that he has got the approval of the cabinet and the budget to establish solar panels on the roofs of all public institutions and thereby generate solar power. He said that the ongoing ‘Surya Bala Sangramaya’ project targets to establish...
Local Shenali Godakumbura   Recommendations submitted by the Ministerial Subcommittee appointed to resolve issues faced by individuals affected by the Uma Oya Multipurpose Project were approved by the Cabinet Ministers today. The Cabinet Ministers ordered to implement the suggested recommendations with immediate effect. Following are the approved recommendations: Construction of six...
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the country by December. This is in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue by next year. He has given these instructions during a discussion on streamlining...
Feb 02, 2018 The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara, has signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in New Delhi, recently.ISA was conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy...
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was entrusted with the task of clearing blocked canals in and around Colombo. The Cabinet Sub-Committee which met on Wednesday gave the full authority to Minister Ranawaka on this regard. The Minister, who was previously given full authority to ensure proper and efficient...
By VOA For Citizen Digital Published on  26 July 2017 The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka has killed nearly 300 people, with the number of cases rising rapidly. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health reports that the number of dengue infections has climbed above 103,000 since the start of 2017,...
Despite protests by polythene manufacturers, Cabinet this week decided that it will impose the ban on polythene as scheduled on September 1. Manufacturers of polythene, soft packaging industry and other industries allied to the production of polythene, wholesale dealer and traders have made representations to the Industry and Commerce Ministry...
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to support the construction of a 100 MW wind farm in Sri Lanka with a $200 million loan. Accrding to a report in the Modern Power systems website the wind farm, located in Mannar Island in the north of Sri Lanka, is considered to...
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