Monthly Archives: January 2017

Thomson Reuters Foundation: A new synthetic fertiliser could help farmers to save money, boost food production and reduce planet-warming emissions, scientists have found after trialling it on rice farms in Sri Lanka.  By slowing down the release of nutrients the fertiliser will help farmers to increase crop yields using less chemicals, the scientists from Britain […]

The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) yesterday said it would soon send its recommendations to the Ministry of Fisheries to ban the killing of Humphead fish in Sri Lanka. Recent killing of this species was reported in the Unawatuna area because pictures of killing a Humphead went viral on social media recently. […]

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A bowser transporting 33, 000 liters of Diesel from Muthurajawela to Kotagala had toppled at the Malliappuwa on the Hatton-Colombo main road today. A large amount of Diesel flowed down the drains in to the Hatton Oya. Pix by Ranjith Rajapaksha .Source-26/01/2017,Daily Mirror/See more Source-26/01/2017,Daily Mirror/See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Diesel-bowser-topples-in-Hatton-122798.html#sthash.zIxpxQWP.dpuf

Biodiversity Sri Lanka participated in a Private Sector Consultation on the National REDD Investment Framework Action Plan (NRIFAP) hosted by the UNREDD programme in Sri Lanka. It was held on 27th January 2017 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. A large number of BSL members were present. Mr. Nalin Munasinghe, National Programme Manager, Sri Lanka UN-REDD […]

Pan Asia Bank, one of the fastest growing commercial banks in Sri Lanka, recently initiated a CSR project to build a water purification plant in Thanthirimale to mark its 20th anniversary. Thantirimale, is a village located in Mahavilachchiya divisional secretariat in Anuradhapura which has been severely affected by Chronic kidney Disease (CKD) which is believed […]

Stakeholders engaged in marketing Sri Lanka tourism should be creating colourful stories of the wildlife experiences in Sri Lanka instead of presenting basic facts in order to better promote tourism, an industry veteran stressed recently. “There is no promotion or communication, not necessarily by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau, but by private companies too. […]

Ms. Shiranee E. Yasaratne, Advisor of Biodiversity Sri Lanka and Mr. Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Head of Communications, Asia-Pacific Innovation Ambassador of UNDP together with their teams met recently to discuss areas of co-operation and joint activities in the new year between UNDP and Biodiversity Sri Lanka.  UNDP became the first associate member of Biodiversity Sri […]

The electricity sector regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), yesterday directed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) to connect the domestic rooftop solar panels to the national grid within two weeks from the date of application. “The direction to provide the connection for rooftop solar plants […]

The government has decided to provide an additional land of 155 perches, apart from the previously given 7 acres, to the Wild Coast Lodge (PVT) Ltd to construct luxury tourist camps adjacent to the Yala National Park. Earlier, a land of 7 acres belonged to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in Palatupana area had […]