Feb 03, 2018  The government has decided to ban the use of polythene at Forest Reserves and World Heritage sites from tomorrow, February 4.This ban will be in effect for all forest reserves that come under the purview of the Forest Conservation Department and Wildlife Conservation Department. According to Conservator General...
  Saturday, 03 February 2018 - 14:52 Polythene and plastic banned from tomorrow Usage of polythene and plastic in national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, protected forests and world heritage sites will be banned from tomorrow(Feb.04).    
Feb 02, 2018 The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara, has signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in New Delhi, recently.ISA was conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy...
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,...
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...
Sri Lanka and China to build dendro power plant IANS reported that Sri Lanka and China signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant in the country's south. The power plant will produce 70,000 megawatts of renewable energy a year to the national power grid....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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