Monthly Archives: December 2016

With a strong commitment towards supporting the prevention of commercial exploitation of species of wild animals and plants, Nations Trust Bank once again pledged its ongoing partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Projection Society of Sri Lanka. (Renuka Fernando, CEO of Nations Trust Bank (NTB) and Rukshan Jayewardene, President of Wildlife & Nature Protection Society […]

The surroundings of the Podiwewa, a minor irrigation tank in Monaragala was a hive of activity recently as the villagers from Thimbirigas-ara in Buttala came together with a single intention in mind. (FAO officer and a child planting a sapling . Photo Credits: FAO/JUDE Anton Raj) The villagers, both young and old joined the Monaragala […]

(Small hydropower plants have contributed to the development of the country without being a burden to the Government ) Small hydropower plants have contributed to the development of the country without being a burden to the Government A seminar was held on 6 December organised by Biodiversity Sri Lanka, an environmental organisation and the Central […]

. (Birds; victims of careless garbage dumping by us humans. Pix by Sumith Bandara) Reckless disposal of garbage in our localities can put precious bird life in peril as two recent incidents showed.Wildlife specialists are appealing to Sri Lankans to be a lot more considerate after rescuing two species of bird that endured the horrors […]

Pix: Courtesy FAO Essential components of traditional village tank systems The environs of the Podiwewa, a minor irrigation tank in Moneragala was a hive of activity recently as the villagers from Thimbirigas-ara in Buttala joined the Moneragala District Secretary, D.S. Pathma Kulasooriya and officials of the Department of Agrarian Development to plant saplings around the […]

Despite measures such as the Kenyan government’s burning of tusks, poaching is killing about 30,000 elephants a year (AFP Photo/FREDRIK LERNERYD) It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on. The largest-ever destruction of […]

  HSBC and IUCN joined hands in 2012 to restore the Kapiriggama tank cascade system under HSBC’s global water programme. Now, almost 4 years from its commencement, this partnership has changed lives of many for the better. It was also recognized at the Best Corporate Citizen Awards hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce under […]

Plant a Tree – Save Planet, the annual tree planting program organised by the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) was held at the banks of Polgolla Reservoir in November. 1,000 saplings were planted to mark this annual event by 200 volunteers representing CTC, Mahaweli Authority, Central Environment Authority, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Police and […]