Sri Lanka is embellished with its spanned coastal belt which ranges about 1,640 km. The coastal belt  also includes 82 lagoons. Even though we are fortunate to have such an attractive surrounding, the risk of polluting Sri Lanka’s ocean has increased rapidly. This is due to the impact of...
Water levels rising in Gin and Nilwala rivers - Hiru News - Srilanka's Number One News Portal, Most visited website in Sri Lanka Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 9:11 Water levels rising in Gin and Nilwala rivers 1,006Views The Disaster Management Center says due to incessant rains, the water levels in Gin and...
With 2.51 million deaths in 2015, India has been ranked No. 1 in pollution-related deaths, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. China recorded the second highest number of such deaths (1.8 million). India accounted for about 28 percent of an estimated nine million...
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
Twenty-three people die daily due to road traffic accidents and nearly 9000 fatalities are reported annually due to the same, Non Communicable Diseases Unit Director Dr. Thilak Siriwardana said. Addressing a press conference held at the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) in Colombo he said that majority of deaths are reported due to accidents. Providing a...
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...
Sep 29, 2017    The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has decided to suspend sand-mining from the rivers of Kalu, Kelani, Gin and Deduru oya.Director General of the Bureau, Professor Rohan Fernando said the permits issued already will not be renewed. This decision has been taken as the depth of rivers has increased...
Dolphin and whale watching have taken the Sri Lankan tourism industry to newer heights. But unfortunately these species are no longer safe at sea. A video of people gathering dead dolphins in Trincomalee went viral last week and this created much tension on social media. When investigated it was...
( October 22, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Wilpattu Forest Complex (referred to in this petition as WFC) bordering the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka, is an important ecological complex and a cradle of global biodiversity, home to close to 1,000 plant and animal species. (It is important...
Jan 16, 2018    A study reveals, rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death. The study was carried out by a team from the universities of Oslo and Ferrara. The study, published on Monday in the journal PNAS, points the finger at human parasites such as...
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