COLOMBO (News 1st) – A viral fever spreading across the Southern Province has claimed 11 lives so far. This is a News 1st special report on the situation. According to medical experts, the disease currently spreading in the province is caused by a combination of three viruses. They are, ...
Jan 29, 2018  There is a threat of Sri Lanka losing the ‘Muthupanthiya’ Island which is off the coast of Arachchikattuwa, Chilaw. ‘Muthupanthiya’ is located roughly around 500 meters away from the mainland.This is because the coastal erosion that is going on around the Island. Around 150 families live in this...
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...
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...
The Hatchery in Habaraduwa This is one of the most significant hatcheries in Sri Lanka which is also a nonprofit organization known by the name “Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery”. It is run solely towards the objective of protecting sea turtles. This hatchery has taken many initiatives to protect these...
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...
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...
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...
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday pledged to transform the Colombo city into a blue- green city with a 1000 percent expansion of the tree cover. The Mayor was speaking at the launch of Green City Project organised by Colombo Municipal Council at Viharamahadevi park in parallel with the World Environment...
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...
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