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...
Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, Department of Physics at the University of Colombo says he has received information on the recent meteorite explosion from few areas of the Southern part of the country. He said certain residents in Hakmana told him that sand like particles had fallen onto their roofs. He said...
With 2.51 million deaths in 2015, India has been ranked No. 1 in pollution-related deaths, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. China recorded the second highest number of such deaths (1.8 million). India accounted for about 28 percent of an estimated nine million...
Oct 14, 2017   The risk of Dengue is on the cards again with monsoon rains pouring down on several parts of Sri Lanka.As usual, there are plenty and more locations which have become ideal breeding grounds for dengue, especially in jam-packed urban streets. What are the relevant authorities doing about it?...
Water levels rising in Gin and Nilwala rivers - Hiru News - Srilanka's Number One News Portal, Most visited website in Sri Lanka Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 9:11 Water levels rising in Gin and Nilwala rivers 1,006Views The Disaster Management Center says due to incessant rains, the water levels in Gin and...
The locals of Birpara blocked the Lanka Road and the Birpara Hospital Road as they protested against the persistent issue of particle pollution in the area, the majority of which is caused by dolomite dust. Due to the blockade, long queues of jammed vehicles were seen on both sides of...
Sri Lanka – the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, is known all around the world for her gorgeous golden beaches and waters as diverse as it’s community, from surfing waves to soothing, calm coasts. But that beauty seems a sight of the past if one is to travel along the...
President Maithripala Sirisena says in order to make the National Food Production drive a success, the Government will remove all taxes on imported Agricultural Technological equipment. The President made these remarks yesterday, addressing the inauguration ceremony of the National Food Production Battle held at the premises of the paddy field...
Minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that new technology will be used to prevent elephants from entering villages. The Minister said that the methods are currently been tested. Meanwhile, around 150 wild elephants entered the Malwaththa area and Wildlife officers intervened to chase them away. However, a 61-year-old...
President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning, inaugurated the ‘National Food Production Battle’ by attending the ‘National WAP Magul Ceremony’ that marked the start of the programme initiated by the government. The National Food Production Battle aims to revive and strengthen the agricultural sector of the country in a sustainable manner amid...
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