Dec 31, 2017    Sri Lanka was ranked as first in the South Asian region in the recently published Global Food Security Index 2017, and 66th in the Global Index.Country was named first after being compared with another 113 countries. Bangladesh and Nepal ranked 80th and Myanmar has been reported as 81st...
Jan 02, 2018    China is known as the world’s largest importer and end user of elephant tusks but, ivory sales and demand has fallen since early 2014 because of a crackdown on corruption and slower economic growth.The ban takes effect on Sunday, January 5, with wildlife activists calling it a...
Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday the current shortage of fertiliser will end with the arrival of 40,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer from Pakistan. Addressing the weekly cabinet briefing held in Colombo, the Minister said the fertiliser will be sent to the respective areas in 200 lorries soon after...
Nov 22, 2017 “Thirty metric tonnes of fibre waste is piled up in and around fishery harbours across the island,” observes the Ceylon Fishery Harbour Corporation.According to the General Manager of the Corporation, Percy Samarasinghe, the pile up is a result of the absence of proper waste management and disposal...
Tourist numbers have increased rapidly over the last decade, from 43,368 visitors in 2008 to 658,277 in 2016 according to Sri Lanka Tourism statistics. With rising tourist numbers, together with poor waste management, the level of pollution and stress to fauna has increased significantly. To mitigate the growing problem of...
Jan 12, 2018    Residents of Polpitigama’s Othanae Village say say they have been affected by a bask of crocodiles in the village’s Othanae Wewa.The residents of the Othane village use the Othanae Wewa to meet their daily water requirements. A woman who was bathing in the wewa had an encounter with...
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...
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Nov 05, Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka said today is the International Tsunami awareness day and it will conduct an evacuation drill in coastal districts of the...
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...
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