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Kalido Beach in Kalutara, is te strip of beach that runs between Kalu Ganga and the Indian Ocean.  Although the area is a huge tourist attraction, it is known for its sensitive ecosystem facing challenges such as natural erosion combined with a rapidly growing number of visitors causing damage to the vegetation cover and threats due to […]

EXCELLENCE IN BEST CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP RECOGNISED ONCE AGAIN       It has been a great honour to be recognized as one of the Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens in Sri Lanka at the BEST CORPORATE CETIZEN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2015 conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for the second year consecutively out of a […]

President discusses peace building, reconciliation and climate with Pope Vatican City: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday and held ‘cordial’ discussions. The cordial discussions, which began with a recollection of the Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka in January this year, focused on certain aspects of […]

  Global climate agreement reached by 195 nations Author LBO Posted on December 14, 2015 | Environment, Lead Story Dec 14, 2015 (LBO) – A climate agreement reached at Paris climate talks has been hailed as the best chance of reaching global emission targets. All the world’s nations have agreed to a single document to […]

Click here to read more Sri Lanka will not allow anymore encroachment on state land or illegal filling of marshland that has worsened floods and delayed urban modernisation, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said. Illegal seizure of state land in marshlands and along the coast was taking place regularly, and was […]

Ceylon Chamber issues desk calendar with a focus on biodiversity The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s premier business chamber, has issued a calendar for the year 2016, with a focus on Sri Lanka’s valuable biodiversity heritage. The calendar consists of attractive pictures of Sri Lankan fauna such as the sambar and the Sri Lankan leopard, the […]

WNPS lecture: ‘Colombo wetlands under threat’ The November Lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on ‘Colombo wetlands under threat — What can be done to improve the present status’ by Prof. Devaka K. Weerakoon will be on Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m. at the Meteorology Department auditorium, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. Prof. […]

  It has been a year since the coming into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization at the twelfth Conference of Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  We therefore felt […]

Understanding inclusive and holistic DEVELOPMENT The undeniable role of local authorities and the civil society organisations in policy formation and development Sadly the Centre hangs on to power and the money is also kept within the Central Government and its affiliated bodies. The LAS which provided a yeoman service to the public has really lost […]