Around 3,000 students and 60 teachers attached to Kurunegala Sir John Kotelawala Vidyalaya had not come to the school yesterday (30), due to the spread of dengue within the school premises. There are around 4200 students and 165 teachers in this school. Our correspondent said as of now, 50 students and...
Nov 07, 2017    Citizens of Delhi woke up for a thick toxic smog today (November 7) with many tweets stating that Delhi is chocking with pollution.The city was named as the world’s most polluted capital in 2014 by the World Health Organization with air quality levels far worse than Beijing. City folk...
Oct 14, 2017   The risk of Dengue is on the cards again with monsoon rains pouring down on several parts of Sri Lanka.As usual, there are plenty and more locations which have become ideal breeding grounds for dengue, especially in jam-packed urban streets. What are the relevant authorities doing about it?...
A fundamental rights petition filed against Meetotamulla garbage dump was today fixed for argument on February 14 next year by Supreme Court. This petition was filed by seven residents of Meetotamulla area citing Colombo Municipal Council, Urban development authority, Western Province Waste Management Authority, Central Environment Authority, Kolonnawa Municipal Council...
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...
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...
Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, Department of Physics at the University of Colombo says he has received information on the recent meteorite explosion from few areas of the Southern part of the country. He said certain residents in Hakmana told him that sand like particles had fallen onto their roofs. He said...
The Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed an Amendment to the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act on July 6 that declared the method of fishing by bottom trawling an offence. It is aimed at curbing local trawlers as well as deterring trawlers from Tamil Nadu. Here’s an explainer on bottom...
The locals of Birpara blocked the Lanka Road and the Birpara Hospital Road as they protested against the persistent issue of particle pollution in the area, the majority of which is caused by dolomite dust. Due to the blockade, long queues of jammed vehicles were seen on both sides of...
Nov 07, 2017   There is one thing that we all, around the world, take for granted. -Water.If the previous Gammadda stories attest, the lack of clean drinking water lead straight to chronic kidney disease. A school in Alubomulla called the Mahabellana Primary School which does not have a proper source of clean...
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