Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 The first draft of the National Sustainability Dialogue was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The Dialogue lists out sustainable development targets to be achieved by Sri Lanka in the economic, social and environmental spheres by 2030. The draft, formulated by the 2030 Sustainability Vision Experts […]

February 15, 2018 Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study. People use a lot more fuel than they do petroleum-based compounds in chemical products — about 15 times […]

2018-02-05 10:03:08 The inauguration ceremony for the second batch of students of the combine harvester training programme was held recently at DIMO Na Sevana technical training academy. This programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training and is funded by the Asian Development Bank. Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) […]

World Wetland’s Day is celebrated annually on 2 February. The theme for 2018 World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetlands for a sustainable Urban Future’.   Wetland ecosystem is the most precious gift given to us by nature and possessed by us from the time of early civilization. Rapid urbanization, dumping waste and filling wetlands for commercial use […]

By Zahara Zuhair Biodiversity Sri Lanka in partnership with Forest Department, IUCN Sri Lanka and Private sector partners have decided to initiate a pilot project to reforest a 10 hectare block in the Kanneliya Conservation Forest that has been completely degraded due to human activity by applying an ecological restoration modelling approach. The project which […]

Access Engineering Ltd., the leading value engineering solutions provider in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded a four-day e-waste management program on 6 June, which was organised in conjunction with 2012 World Environment Day celebrations. The program, themed ‘Green Economy through E-Waste Management’ is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and commenced operations on […]