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  • Two arrested for smuggling 2,089 star tortoises from India

    Two suspects had been arrested by the Navy, when they attempted to smuggle in 2,089 living star tortoises by a dinghy, in the seas off Kalpitiya yesterday, the Navy said The suspects were smuggling these rare species of tortoises by illegal means from India, the Navy said. They said suspects were arrested a group of […]

  • Swim Week Colombo unveils new position Green Conscious Earth Sensitive

    Swim Week Colombo 2018, presented by OLU Tropical Water, will showcase the latest swimwear collections of eleven progressive Sri Lankan designers and three international designers. As demonstrated in its previous editions, Swim Week Colombo is the foremost platform for swimwear designers in Sri Lanka as well as the region and brings together some of the […]

  • Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses

    Climate change could damage the fragile zones, causing major carbon emissions Summary – Tropical peatlands have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects. Now, new research shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potentially destroying much of what remains and turning these carbon sinks into net carbon sources. Researchers […]

  • PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DENGUE

    The National Anti-dengue Campaign wants people to take following precautions as there is a danger of dengue spreading due to monsoonal rains: Over-exhaustion while having fever will aggravate dengue. If fever continues for two days, please seek medical advice. Only paracetamol may be taken for fever. If you are afflicted with dengue fever, taking other […]

  • World Oceans Day – looking deeper into Sri Lanka’s sea areas

    Today marks World Ocean Day. A look at the current concerns facing Sri Lanka… For this island nation, the importance of the ocean is vital to the economy, ecology and tourism. Sri Lanka’s rich marine life includes one of the largest populations of blue whales in the world The ocean area belonging to Sri Lanka extends 200 […]

  • Seven baby elephants released to Udawalawa

    Seven baby elephants who have been raised for five years at Udawalawa Eth Athurusevana have been released to Udawalawa National Wildlife Park under the patronage of Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera. Baby elephants who meet with various injuries, are being brought to Udawalawa Eth Ahurusevana, and provided treatment and protection. Seven baby elephants who were looked […]