Category Archives: International News

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday pledged to transform the Colombo city into a blue- green city with a 1000 percent expansion of the tree cover. The Mayor was speaking at the launch of Green City Project organised by Colombo Municipal Council at Viharamahadevi park in parallel with the World Environment Day […]

Monday, 04 June 2018 By: Kalana Krishantha Sri Lanka will commemorate World Environmental Day which falls June 5 under the theme ”Beat the Plastic Pollution.” In 2016, a study by famous magazine, International Business Times ranked Sri Lanka among the top 20 countries that pumped 80% of the global plastic waste, amounting to 13 tons, […]

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 By Kalana Krishantha e National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) is going to launch a research with a team of Norwegian experts on the marine resources of Sri Lankan`s sea area. Head of the Marine Biological Science Division of NARA, Dr. H.S.S.K. Haputhanthri said that the full research covering Sri Lanka`s […]

Monday, 14 May 2018 It was the majestic Dalaputtuwa’s killing that went viral and drew world attention, followed by the killing of Missaka and many other nameless elephants Much land is available under the Ministries of Agriculture Development, Disaster Management, Environment and Natural Resources, Coconut and Rubber etc Urgent changes are needed with immediate effect […]

15 May, 2018 By Divya Thotawatte The Guardians of The City: NO KUNU campaign is to be launched this weekend by the Colombo Municipal Council, with ten corporates pledging support to maintain the ten wards as the “Guardians of the City.” The NO KUNU movement focuses on creating 1500 community leaders from the corporate world […]

Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00 By Dhanushka R. Fonseka Recently I visited one of the most visited National Parks in India,famed for its vast number of flora and fauna, the Bhandavaghar National Park. It is one of the most popular national parks in India located in the Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh. Bhandavaghar was declared […]

The theme under which the 2018 Earth Day was celebrated, was ‘End Plastic Pollution’. It aimed at encouraging people to reduce their plastics consumption and to adopt more eco-friendly materials as a replacement for polluting plastics. With pollution and climate change endangering the very earth that we live in on a daily basis, each and […]

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00 In a stark warning on Earth Day, one of South Asia’s leading Sustainability Consultants (with MTI as a Strategic Equity Partner) has opined that this year’s theme of “End Plastic Pollution on Earth Day and beyond!” serves as a grim reminder that everyone single one of us have a moral […]

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:00 By Shanika Sriyananda The Government, which is to embark on an ambitious plan to have a 60% energy mix entirely from renewable energy sources by 2030, has sought the assistance of the German government to find investors and overcome technical obstacles to renewable energy generation. “Sri Lanka, in this journey […]