Category Archives: International News

IN a world-first initiative, tourists hoping to visit the paradise archipelago of Palau will only be permitted to enter the country if they agree to one condition first. PALAU, an archipelago made up of some 200 islands in the western Pacific Ocean, has introduced a “passport pledge” that visitors must sign before entering the country. […]

Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, and South Africa have joined UN Environment’s CleanSeas campaign against marine litter and ocean pollution, announcing measures including new marine reserves, plastic bag bans, and drives to increase recycling By Jessica Davis, Dec 08, 2017 Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, and South Africa have joined UN Environment’s CleanSeas campaign against marine litter […]

In 2018, we at BSL will have a huge focus on the private sector’s contribution towards the achievement of biodiversity-related SDGs as a nation. As such, we share this article, as a start to our knowledge-sharing initiatives this year. Enjoy the read… Valuing biodiversity and achieving national SDG targets Biodiversity is much more than a […]

The adorable snap, which shows the cute rodent climbing up a yarrow flower in the Italian mountains, won the Creatures of the Land category during a photography competition aims to raise  awareness of conservation through comedy – and received more than 3,500 entries from 86 countries. Daily Mail     http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Comedy-Wildlife-Awards-142224.html

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 […]