Nov 22, 2017 “Thirty metric tonnes of fibre waste is piled up in and around fishery harbours across the island,” observes the Ceylon Fishery Harbour Corporation.According to the General Manager of the Corporation, Percy Samarasinghe, the pile up is a result of the absence of proper waste management and disposal...
Nov 10, 2017    On the same day the government presented the Blue Green Economy Budget, with provisions for the protection of wild life as per international standards, the first attempt to protect Yala block one was reversed.Only seventeen days after, the introduction of new regulations to reduce the number of...
Nov 10, 2017 K   Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican, beginning next year.The step will cost Vatican an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year. Pope Francis made the decision because “the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages...
Rising temperatures and altered precipitation patterns will likely decrease the production of staple foods, particularly in the poorest African countries. by Dr. César Chelala (November 9, 2017, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) The recent natural catastrophic events in the United States and Puerto Rico -which may be related to or worsened by...
Nov 08, 2017    The Ministry of Health has issued a warning that there is a rise in the number of Dengue patients reported around the country.As a result of this situation,a countrywide Dengue Eradication Programme is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow.So far this year, 166,942 reported cases and...
A public health emergency has been declared by doctors in Delhi as air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city plunged to levels likened to smoking at least 50 cigarettes in a single day. Slow winds and colder temperatures have been blamed for a surge in airborne pollutants beyond...
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to support the construction of a 100 MW wind farm in Sri Lanka with a $200 million loan. Accrding to a report in the Modern Power systems website the wind farm, located in Mannar Island in the north of Sri Lanka, is considered to...
Nov 07, 2017    Citizens of Delhi woke up for a thick toxic smog today (November 7) with many tweets stating that Delhi is chocking with pollution.The city was named as the world’s most polluted capital in 2014 by the World Health Organization with air quality levels far worse than Beijing. City folk...
Nov 07, 2017   There is one thing that we all, around the world, take for granted. -Water.If the previous Gammadda stories attest, the lack of clean drinking water lead straight to chronic kidney disease. A school in Alubomulla called the Mahabellana Primary School which does not have a proper source of clean...
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Nov 05, Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka said today is the International Tsunami awareness day and it will conduct an evacuation drill in coastal districts of the...
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