Category Archives: International News

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00 President Maithripala Sirisena expressed confidence that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) would showcase the power of the countries in this Alliance to bring about solutions to create a greener, cleaner and healthy environment for people of this world. Addressing the Founding Conference of the ISA Summit in New Delhi Sunday […]

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00 Steps have been taken to set up a Marine Environment Council comprising academics and activists in all sectors of the society to advice on the new dimensions of protection of the marine environment. The Council met for the first time at the Presidential Secretariat last week under the patronage of […]

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 00:00 Tundra Fonder   Senior ESG Analyst Maryam Mughal Moderated first panel. Others from left: Tundra Fonder AB Head of ESG Jennie Ahren, John Keels Holding Sustainability, ERM and Group Initiatives Manager Vidushi Seneviratne, Cargills Ceylon Research and Sustainability Manager Isuru Samaratunga and Access Engineering Business Development Manager (Diligence) Shanaka Fernando   […]

Sunday, 25 February 2018 The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit is due to be held in New Delhi on March 11. An invitation to grace the Conference, jointly signed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena by High […]

 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 16:56   A team of Thai experts arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility of creating artificial rain in severe drought-affected areas of the island country, today. The group consisting of Thai engineers visited the Castelereagh and Maussakele Reservoirs in the catchment areas of the Central Highlands to […]

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 […]