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...
There are fears of a growing environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. The Sanchi tanker was still ablaze this morning (Jan. 08), reports said. The crew, 30 Iranians, and two Bangladeshis remain missing. The US Navy...
Though the United States President Donald Trump is still insisting that climate change is a Chinese hoax, a bomb cyclone or a powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Northeast yesterday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a cold snap that has gripped much...
Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday the current shortage of fertiliser will end with the arrival of 40,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer from Pakistan. Addressing the weekly cabinet briefing held in Colombo, the Minister said the fertiliser will be sent to the respective areas in 200 lorries soon after...
Jan 02, 2018    China is known as the world’s largest importer and end user of elephant tusks but, ivory sales and demand has fallen since early 2014 because of a crackdown on corruption and slower economic growth.The ban takes effect on Sunday, January 5, with wildlife activists calling it a...
Dec 31, 2017    Sri Lanka was ranked as first in the South Asian region in the recently published Global Food Security Index 2017, and 66th in the Global Index.Country was named first after being compared with another 113 countries. Bangladesh and Nepal ranked 80th and Myanmar has been reported as 81st...
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