Monthly Archives: May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 This project under the theme “Leaders for Sustainability” aims to nurture and promote students to act as “Sustainability Leaders” NDB partnered with the “Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka” to implement a sustainability awareness program for schools island wide. This project under the theme “Leaders for Sustainability” aims to nurture and […]

Friday, 25 May 2018 Srilankan Airlines, long in the forefront of global conservation efforts, launched a new corporate policy on the carriage of Fauna and Flora onboard Srilankan Aircraft on May 22, 2018, to strengthen its numerous initiatives on species smuggling. Srilankan Airlines CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte said: “We believe that the launch of this […]

BSL’s Commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity took place at the HNB Towers on the 23rd of May 2018 from 1:00 pm onward. Ms. Gayathri Ganeshan (Senior Manager Talent Development and Sustainability, Hatton National Bank PLC) started off the event by welcoming the guests. The first session of BSL’s commemoration of the International Day […]

Thursday, 24 May 2018 By Kalana Krishantha The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) claims that Sri Lanka seems to be moving away from nationally determined commitments in relation to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This was revealed, by UNGC Country Director Dr. Ravi Fernando, at an event to commemorate the World Biodiversity Day, organized […]

Contributors to BSL’s “Ours to Protect” publication – Alpitiya Plantations PLC and Kahawatte Plantions PLC presented their best biodiversity practices at the national Biodiversity Day celebrations held yesterday at the Sobadampiyasa of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, both presentations represented contribution of the private sector towards biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka. Mr. Geeth […]

LIFE Project’s first steering committee meeting was held on 21st of May at 3.00 pm at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with the participation of project partners.The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Nishantha Edirisinghe – Deputy Conservator, Forest Department and Ms. Shiranee Yasaratne – Advisor, Biodiversity Sri Lanka Program. Prof. Devaka Weerakoon – Chief Scientist […]

Today, marks the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated world-over on the 22nd of May every year. Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. It is the number of different species of plants, animals, and microorganisms. It includes organisms from Earth’s vastly different ecosystems, including deserts, rain forests, coral reefs, grasslands, tundra, and polar […]

 We are delighted to inform you that BSL signed Partnership Agreements with its Patron Member – Sampath Bank and General Member – Citizen Business Development Finance (CDB) for the LIFE Project, in which the main objective is to restore a 10ha degraded fern land located in Opatha, Kanneliya using scientific principles of ecological restoration, on […]

  A high level seminar on FOCUS-LK 2018: Managing the Oceans and Boosting the Blue Economy was held yesterday, the 17th of May at BCIS from 4:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m with the presence of a number of dignitaries and professional representatives from the government, diplomatic, non-government, private and academic sectors which was followed by a film […]