Though air pollution represents a massive moral and practical challenge, it also represents a chance to chart a bold new path Cancer. Stroke. Heart Disease. Asthma. These are some of the life-threatening diseases caused by air pollution, a problem that kills more than six million people worldwide every year and which...
The Police in a one-day joint operation with the Army have arrested 55 individuals dumping garbage at various locations within the Western Province. “The Police will file legal action against the individuals arrested for illegal garbage dumping. The respective Police stations where the individuals were arrested will carry out this...
The Supreme Court today issued an Interim Order preventing authorities including the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from dumping garbage in the Muthurajawela Sanctuary until the final determination of a Fundamental Rights petition is made. Three-judge-bench comprising Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, Justice Eva Wanasundara and Justice Vijith Malalgoda made this order...
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...
The Road Development Authority is constructing a road in an area which is considered an Environmental Protection Area in Hantana. The problem is that this construction is illegal, and the area is question is rich in bio diversity The following statement by MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament further proves...
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...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka should consider Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for dealing with solid waste which are becoming increasingly popular and could reduce the burden on cash-strapped local authorities, according to a new study. Urban solid waste management is a high cost exercise and the cost is difficult to...
Oct 23, 2017    The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, has announced that measures have been taken to provide the Norochcholai Power Plant with a wind shield to prevent the spread of coal remnants.Media spokesperson for the Ministry, Sulakshama Jayawardena, said that the complaints were lodged, citing that coal ashes...
( October 22, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Wilpattu Forest Complex (referred to in this petition as WFC) bordering the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka, is an important ecological complex and a cradle of global biodiversity, home to close to 1,000 plant and animal species. (It is important...
Oct 22, 2017    The Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau says that investigations are underway over the leakage at the tunnel of the Uma Oya multi purpose project, under the instructions of a Norwegian expert.Civil Engineer at the Bureau, Athula Dhammika said that an European team of experts and a Geological Survey...
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