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...
Dec 09, 2017  An “exceptional” 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, according to scientists. The remains of the extinct sea creature includes the early form of an eye, which is seen in many animals that exist today, including bees and dragonflies. Scientists found the ancient creature while...
Jan 20, 2018    The National Dengue Control Unit and Management and Science University jointly organised an awareness programme today, in the Delthara are in Piliyandala to emphasise the importance of the community involvement in Dengue control, the providing of knowledge in the future, and epidemic eradicating activities.The Management and Science...
  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...
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...
Oct 26, 2017    Scores of fish have reportedly been found dead in the Badagiriya Reservoir in Hambantota.According to a News1st correspondent, residents in the area have been severely affected by this situation. Executive Member of the Community Water Centre, J.W.P Kelum, said the Community Water Project has been halted due to...
There had been a mafia surrounding the garbage issue at Meethotamulla, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. He also said that at Meethotamulla, it was not only the garbage collected by the Colombo Municipality, but garbage from Kaduwela, Wattala, Biyagama etc. too was brought Minister Ranawaka was...
Nov 10, 2017    On the same day the government presented the Blue Green Economy Budget, with provisions for the protection of wild life as per international standards, the first attempt to protect Yala block one was reversed.Only seventeen days after, the introduction of new regulations to reduce the number of...
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the country by December. This is in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue by next year. He has given these instructions during a discussion on streamlining...
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...
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