Monthly Archives: August 2015

  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce led ‘ Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2015’ an annual event which is being conducted to recognise the best ‘sustainability’ initiatives of the corporate sector has decided to recognise more economic ‘sectors’. Accordingly, ‘The BCCS 2015’ in addition to the already existing sectors, will also recognise the sustainability efforts […]

Renowned for being at the forefront of pioneering CSR initiatives and sustainability efforts in the banking sector of Sri Lanka, Sampath Bank has broken new ground with the achievement of three prestigious awards for the “Best Sustainability Report” at The Asia Sustainability Excellence Awards 2015 and the ‘Best Use of CSR Practices in Banking & Finance’ […]

The bright flowers of Lantana camera was the foremost reason for the introduction of this South American novelty to India in 1809 at the botanical gardens in Kolkata. It soon became a popular plant that was used as hedges in British cantonments across the country. With little value as fuel or fodder, it poses a […]

The Castlereigh reservoir is considered a high-value resource by Ceylon Tea Trails, the World’s First Bungalow Resort, promoting responsible nature-based and adventure tourism in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The reservoir was created as Sri Lanka’s first mini-hydro power generation project, by damming the KehelgamuOya – a major tributary of the Kelani River. Located […]

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-climate-change-and-natural-capital-are-changing-banking The climate in financial institutions is changing. With a keen eye on market forces and a core business focused on supporting economic growth, leaders in financial institutions are launching low-carbon initiatives and investing in green infrastructure.   How climate change and natural capital are changing banking _ GreenBiz

Radheshyam Jadhav, TNN | Aug 17, 2015, 05.38 PM IST Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) under the ministry of environment carry out surveys and documentation of biological resources including threatened and important species of India.    Democratic conservation of biodiversity is must – The Times of India

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne’s “A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies &Dragon flies of Sri Lanka” is a useful guide to whom it may concern with Biological Diversity in Sri Lanka.  Increasingly the segmentation between birders, butterfly watchers, dragonfly watchers and photographers is reducing as interests overlap and there is a demand for books that cover […]