Monthly Archives: May 2016

According to government reports, recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have caused widespread disruption across country. Over 400,000 people have been displaced by floods, many casualties have been reported, and dozens are feared missing. Government puts this down to climate change. Such disasters were on the discussion table since 2010, and it was to […]

President Maithripala Sirisena while addressing an event held in Polonnaruwa today, stated that if any environmental harm is reported in a certain area, strict action will be taken against the responsible government official in the area. The event was held at the Sevamuktha Kandavura Maha Vidyalaya in Polonnaruwa this morning to declare the National Environment […]

Whole world is gradually getting under the control of profit-oriented multi-national companies. These so-called wars between West and Middle East countries are their income. Companies who make fighter jets, dig earth for fuels, build ships to transport soldiers, food supplies in war field are some of the well-known businesses. Even donating legs to soldiers who […]

Hayleys Agriculture Commercial Manager Ajitha Y Perera, Hayleys Agriculture Strategic Business Development Head Samudra Rajapakshe, Hayleys Agriculture Managing Director Rizvi Zaheed, Carbon Consulting Company Sustainable Development and Strategy Manager Glenn Sonntag, Carbon Consulting Company CEO Sanith De. S. Wijeyeratne, Carbon Consulting Company Sustainability Solutions Associate Shermila Weragoda. HJS Condiments, part of the Hayleys Group, recently […]

(Buildings under construction are seen during a hazy day in Rizhao, Shandong Province, China, March 15, 2016. Photo: REUTERS) The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the U.N. agency for human settlements […]

(A view of a smoggy Shanghai, China, which has some of the world’s most polluted air [Qilai Shen/EPA]) For only the second time in its 44-year history, the United Nations Environment Programme is hosting a meeting of the world’s environment ministers, which will take place this week at its headquarters in Nairobi. The aim is […]

Air pollution is a major cause of disease and death. It is good news that more cities are stepping up to monitor air quality, so when they take actions to improve it they have a benchmark,” says Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant-Director General, Family, Women and Children’s Health. “When dirty air blankets our cities the […]

  In an attempt to address Sri Lanka’s Human Elephant Conflict, Colombo Jewellery Stores ( CJS) launched the ‘Unforgettable’ campaign in 2014 aimed at saving wild elephants at the Wasgamuwa National Park. The villagers living adjacent to the Wasgamuwa National Park undergo severe safety issues as the Elephants at the park sometimes access water from […]

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With the deluge continuing and hundreds of thousands of people seriously affected by the worst flood havoc in recent decades, we wish to focus attention today on how much the construction of  housing schemes and other buildings on what were once wetlands  or marshlands has contributed towards the calamity. For instance in the suburbs of […]