COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Central Environmental Authority is drawing plans to carry out raids with Police assistance to arrest those who use banned polythene products. The Authority says that raids will be carried out from next week. Ajith Weerasundara, the Director of the Environmental Pollution Control Unit said that during...
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...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Today is world environment day. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Issuing a release President Maithripala Sirisena stated; The human being, a cultural creature, is considered more important than any other living creature because of their ability to conquer the environment. Although, mankind forced itself to make...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – An event to commemorate World Environment Day, which falls tomorrow (June 05), was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Kegalle today (June 04). World Environment Day is being marked this year under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. President Maithripala Sirisena also planted a...
A. Situation analysis Description of the Disaster The southwest monsoon weather conditions have caused rainfalls since 19 May 2018 in the southwest parts of the island. By 21 May, the precipitation triggered a flood and landslide situation in the country, which has affected thousands of lives and livelihoods, as well as...
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, ...
Colombo May 29 (Prensa Latina) Pneumonia has claimed a dozen lives in Sri Lanka in the past 28 days, medical sources reported today. The figure went up after five patients who sought treatment for this condition at Matara General Hospital recently died.Three out of four deaths which occurred in this...
Colombo (News1st) – Steps have been taken to close down the primary sections of schools in the Southern Province due to the spread of a viral flu. The Secretary to the Southern Province Ministry of Education stated that educational activities from Grades 1 to 5 at 7 educational zones...
The UN agencies say 96 percent of disasters in Sri Lanka are caused by climate issues, such as flooding, landslides, extreme winds and drought. Sri Lanka has ranked the fourth most climate change affected the country in 2016 according to the Global... Read More
COLOMBO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has recorded a rise in asthma patients with at least 1 million affected by the respiratory disease and over 1,000 deaths reported per year, the government media information department quoting medical experts said here on Wednesday. Respiratory Physician Dr. Keerthi Gunasekera from the...
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