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...
The UN agencies say 96 percent of disasters in Sri Lanka are caused by climate issues, such as flooding, landslides, extreme winds and drought. Sri Lanka has ranked the fourth most climate change affected the country in 2016 according to the Global... Read More
New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) With India and France co-hosting the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit here tomorrow to promote solar energy, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has termed the ISA a "big step" towards greater global energy security and a "milestone" in the fight against clima New Delhi,...
So time may be short, the number of issues utterly daunting and the prospects for life grim. But if, like me, you are inclined to fight to the last breath, I invite you to consider making a deliberate choice to take powerful personal action in the fight for our...
The Road Development Authority is constructing a road in an area which is considered an Environmental Protection Area in Hantana. The problem is that this construction is illegal, and the area is question is rich in bio diversity The following statement by MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament further proves...
Hong Kong's lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as "a lifeline for elephants". A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory sales will be phased out gradually in Hong Kong, stopping completely in 2021. Prior to the vote,...
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...
Climate change could make the problem much worse. Farmers use 50 percent more untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate crops than previously thought, exposing nearly one-eighth of the world’s population to serious health risks, according to a new study. The situation could become more grave as climate change worsens. “One of the...
Nov 08, 2017    The Ministry of Health has issued a warning that there is a rise in the number of Dengue patients reported around the country.As a result of this situation,a countrywide Dengue Eradication Programme is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow.So far this year, 166,942 reported cases and...
President Maithripala Sirisena expressed confidence that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) would showcase the power of the countries in the Alliance to bring about solutions to create a greener, cleaner and a healthy environment for people of this world.Addressing the Founding Conference of the ISA Summit in New Delhi...
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