Monthly Archives: February 2016

By Malaka Rodrigo Any form of polythene or plastic takes hundreds of years to decay, polluting the environment, but thinner polythene is more evil as it cannot be recycled. Burning it causes the emission of poisonous gases such as dioxin, so such polythene ends up in garbage dumps. The Central Environment Authority (CEA) will from […]

Debt ridden SriLankan Airlines in a bid to announce its recent achievement of being ranked 17th for having the lowest carbon footprint airlines in the world, says that it’s planning to upgrade the current staff vehicles to hybrid cars, despite the recent fluctuation on prices of hybrid vehicles. The airline which is financially in an […]

By Malaka Rodrigo   The death of a full-grown jungle cat at the hands of a speeding motorist late last month highlights the worrying fate of these animals while public concerns focus on fatalities of their more magnificent cousin, the leopard. Jungle Cat killed near Wilpattu on January 22. Pic by Saranga Dissanayake   Photographs […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s premier business chamber will conduct a seminar on Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio Technologies in a bid to help the government’s drive towards increasing the production of biomass based energy sources in the Island,a media release issued by the CCC said. The seminar, which will be held […]

Sri Lanka has planned national and regional events to mark World Wetlands Day, which falls on February 2nd. The Daily Star reported that the date marks the 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that helps protect wetlands, reached in Ramsar, Iran. In Sri Lanka, the national ceremony to mark the World Wetlands Day will be held […]