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...
A fungal growth is found to have spread again on the Sigiriya “Ketapath Paura”. According to the Department of Archaeology, this fungal growth has been found in several places on the rock. The Archaeology Department further noted that the origin of this fungal growth is the fungi grown on trees surrounding...
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...
COLOMBO (News1st): The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said, the special team of experts who arrived in the country from Thailand to begin activities to facilitate the precipitation of artificial rain or simply to create artificial rainfall, will conduct field visits today in areas surrounding hydro power plants. Speaking...
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...
Infant and child mortality Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka Unicef report says five newborn babies die every minute across the world, an ‘alarmingly high’ figure as 80% of these are preventable   A rural midwife holds a newborn baby in El Llano, Guatemala, where...
Dugongs are thought to exist in only small fragmented groups outside of their primary population in Australia. Though dugongs are still found in the coastal waters of more than 40 countries throughout the Indo-West Pacific, accurate scientific information is scarce and often anecdotal. by Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Benjamin L. Jones, and Richard...
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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