Category Archives: International News

David Bent, world-leading advisor on sustainable business based in the UK, specialist member of Good Karma Consultants, will deliver the keynote address at the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, which will be held on the 28th November at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. During his speech, Bent is […]

The Evaluation Panel of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ (BCCS Award 2017) commenced its work to select the corporate sustainability champions of the country, as accepting of applications for the competition was closed on 4 October. The Panel of Evaluators led by Eardley Perera, a well-known corporate sector figure and a veteran marketer […]

An inspiring collection of images that captivates Sri Lanka’s amazing yet less known natural beauty “Living Free” consists of more than 200 professionally shot high quality images, showcasing the natural world in Sri Lanka. Behind this unique publication are two veteran photographers, Vimukthi Weeratunga and ChitralJayatilake with over 30 years of experience in wildlife photography.The […]

Oct 06, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena highlights that one-third of country’s crop production is affected and destroyed by various wild animals. Addressing the National Food Production Battle launched on Friday, President said that wild elephants, boar, peacocks, monkeys and apes are among those animals. There are reports every day about wild […]

2020 to be declared Visit Sri Lanka Year; digital marketing and global advertising push to be rolled out by end 2017 PM wants industry to convert SL into 365-day, 24-hour tourist destination   By Charumini de Silva The Government yesterday revealed that the tourism sector will be boosted via a Vision 2025 preceded by a 2020 Strategic Plan incorporating […]

Unilever Sri Lanka together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka hosted a discussion on public-private sector partnerships to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at The Hilton Colombo, recently. The first event of its kind, the forum brought together C-suite executives from both the public and private sectors, stakeholders from the […]

Gland, Switzerland, 26 June 2017 (IUCN) – Mining the deep ocean floor would inevitably lead to the loss of biodiversity, which cannot be compensated for through biodiversity offsets, 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. Photo: IUCN/NERC The rules that will govern the emerging deep […]

A University of Toronto startup that sells vertical hydroponic growing systems has joined forces with a Ryerson University-linked non-profit to bring down the stratospheric cost of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada’s northernmost communities. The unique partnership was forged at this year’s OCE innovation conference after Conner Tidd, a co-founder of U of T’s Just […]