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  • Court extends ban on dumping garbage in Muthurajawela

    The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the order prohibiting the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from disposing garbage at Muthurajawela till July 25. A petition was filed by several residents in the area seeking a court order against the disposal of garbage collected from the city of Colombo at the Muthurajawela site. The petition states that […]

  • Sand mining a major problem

    Illegal sand mining has become major problem in the Northern Province. A shortage of sand is prevailing in the North as several construction projects are in progress. Due to this, the price of sand has shot up. One tipper of sand which was purchased at Rs 17,000 during the pre-2009 period, now costs Rs 40,000, […]

  • Curse called polythene

    Responding to the Cabinet’s approval of banning the production, sale and use of lunch-sheets, polythene and Styrofoam/Rigifoam, the Colombo Municipality (CMC) yesterday said the move would reduce at least one third of the waste collected in the city. The CMC Waste Management Director Ms. Yogarani Sylvester speaking to the Daily Mirror said the ban would […]

  • Leopard saved from Gampola estate

    Dilhan Wijayananda A hill country leopard facing death after getting caught in a wire mesh trap laid in a tea plantation in Angurumulla Millagahamula, Gampola was rescued by wildlife officers and veterinarians. Earlier four leopards died getting caught in similar traps laid in this region. The rescued leopard a female of five feet was taken […]

  • Shortage in drinking water in Vavuniya

    Action has been taken to grant immediate relief to the people of the Vavuniya area facing a disastrous situation due to a water shortage as a result of the drought. The drought being experienced in Vavuniya is inconveniencing people of 102 Grama Seva Divisions.  The people of the area claim that they had to traverse […]

  • Minister plunders forest for votes Authorities opt to remain silent – Nirmalanathan

    By Mirudhula Thambiah Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Charles Nirmalanathan has regretted that a minister was destroying the flora and fauna in the Mullaitivu district to make new settlements in order to strengthen his vote bank. He was speaking during a mass protest in Mullaitivu against the setting up of new settlements by destroying the […]

  • 700,000 Families affected – DMC

    By Niranjala Ariyawansha An estimated 700,000 farmer families have been affected owing to the prevailing drought in 13 districts of the dry zone, the Department of Disaster Management (DMC) warned yesterday. The country’s dry zone has not received any rainfall during the past seven months. In addition to that, a weak North-East monsoon with insufficient […]

  • Forest Reserves to become National Wildlife parks

    Steps have been taken to develop the Kalawewa and Kahalapalla Forest Reserves as National Wildlife parks. Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that a special discussion in this regard would be held next week. The Kalawewa Forest Reserve which is about 5,050 hectares, was named as a National Wildlife Park in October 2015. It is reported […]

  • Fire at Hali-ela forest reserve

    A sudden fire that has erupted in Hali-ela forest reserve, has destroyed about 30 acres of the reserve. The fire has erupted last night destroying about 30 acres of the forest. It is reported that a large number of wild animals live in the forest. Police suspect that the fire has been set on to […]

  • Annual trek of faith on foot

    The Yala National Park gates were opened for Pada Yatra devotees last morning who are on their annual trek on foot from the north to Kataragama. Pic by Sumanasiri Gunatillake Source – The Sunday times,