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All nine provinces in the country are suffering from a severe drought due to insufficient rainfall. The government requests the residents in these areas to use water with much care and minimize wastage, especially due to the despite the little rainfall received in the past few weeks. The country’s drinking water crisis continues as storage […]

Drinking water is being distributed to 70, 454 drought affected families in 492 Grama Niladari Divisions in 24 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Kurunegala District, said District Secretary Gamini Illangaratna. A total of 204, 760 families belonging to 1,610 Grama Niladari Divisions are receiving drought relief. Under this scheme, a family of two receives dry rations […]

Within our children’s lifetimes, Sri Lanka will be powered entirely by green, renewable energy. This optimistic prediction appeared in a new report produced jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It also says that electricity production will increase almost ten-fold from the current 3,700 megawatts to about 34,000 […]

Sinharaja Rainforest Alleged illegal construction of mini hydro power plants projects in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka, has caused many environmental damages to the world heritage. Sinharaja is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The illegal […]

Yala National Park Warden is helpless Crowding a bear in Yala Department of Wildlife Conservation’s failure to take action against errant safari jeep drives at the Yala National Park for blatantly breaking speed limits and taking food for the wild animals to attract them to their vicinity to please the clients had endangered the wildlife. […]

The amended and updated national policy on waste management will be addressing problems pertaining to the implementation of the cluster based approach and the polluter pay principle, the demarcation of duties and national level guidelines for the involvement of the private sector. The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research along […]

The ground breaking ceremony to launch the ‘Waste to Energy’ project at Karadiyana was held recently with the attendance of President Maithripala Sirisena.  Along with the president, Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya, Megapolis and Western Development Cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Policy Planning and Economic Development Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva, Telecommunication and […]

The ban on polythene related products will come into force from the first of next month. Therefore the Deputy Director General of Central Environmental Authority Upali Gunaratne said that people must get used to an alternative system. Deputy Director General Upali Gunaratne said that manufacturing, selling and use of lunch sheets, bags manufactured with HI […]

Customs staff officials attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport Departure unit detained two Chinese nationals in possession of 65 mugs made of Kothala Himbutu (Salacia Reticulata) and 40.4Kgs of Kothala Himbutu chips valued at Rs.729,000 on August 28. The two Chinese travelers aged 30 and 32, were bound to leave the country via flight UL […]