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Saturday May 18th, 2024

WFP, USAID support Sri Lanka focus on disaster management

National level dialogue to develop and strengthen cooperation among all stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction

May 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka drafting laws that will address climate change: President

"We have to have a green economy. So green financing, the whole aspect, commercial, economic aspects become important"

May 8, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka children bearing brunt of heatwave: Minister

“In the mornings, in the assembly, children faint. They get exposed to the heat,”

May 6, 2024 1 min read

Ceylon Chamber Presents Sri Lanka Climate Summit 2024

"Code Red - Climate Risks and Opportunities for Sri Lankan Businesses"

May 4, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka's Mirissa to be named blue flag beach, maritime reserve

Mirissa beach to get blue flag status, which will increase by fivefold the southern province's tourism-based economy

Sri Lanka Police, Environmental Authority ask public to report noise pollution and burning trash

Police announce environmental damage hotlines 1997 and 1981

Sri Lanka Education Ministry asks schools to keep children out of sun

Extreme hot weather may rise tomorrow and next day, avoid keeping school students outdoors in high temperatures

February 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka disaster management plan to be presented in parliament

National disaster management plan formulated taking into account Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Apsara Rodrigo
February 6, 2024 1 min read

US-funded initiative prevents 4,600 MT of plastic from entering Sri Lanka ocean

This is the equivalent of 496 million plastic bottles.

January 31, 2024 2 min read

USAID program prevents plastic entering ocean around Sri Lanka

1.2 million dollar program by USAID helps prevent 4,600 MT of plastic from entering ocean

January 30, 2024 1 min read

Introducing a Blue Curriculum Across BIMSTEC

When the farmer burns chaff in Indian Punjab,’ there’s fog in Katmandu

Kshama Ranawana
January 28, 2024 3 min read

Add value to natural resources and export them: Sri Lanka environment minister

Sri Lanka should add value to natural resources and export them, and not just as raw materials,

January 12, 2024 1 min read

Lanka's Blue Whale: Eight Evolutionary Stages (Part II)

At some point, blues will inevitably fall extinct, as will we

Mark Hager
January 5, 2024 12 min read

Dustbin, toothbrush and waste app win at Sri Lanka youth innovator awards

Competition showcased undergrad students' solutions to waste problems

January 4, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get support from UK's Blue Plant Fund

The governments of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are leading in terms of Ocean Health

Apsara Rodrigo
January 3, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to strengthen local gov act to curb unauthorized construction

This will remove existing barriers to taking immediate action to prevent unauthorized constructions

Apsara Rodrigo
December 27, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka to roll out disaster warning system through telephones

Involving the DMC, TRC and service providers including SLT Mobitel, Hutch, Dialog and Airtel.

December 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka considers lunch sheet ban

Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee recommends lunch sheet ban after grace period of 6 months

December 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president, Bill Gates talk climate action collaboration

Gates expressed the commitment of the BMGF to support Sri Lanka in building a robust and climate-resilient nation.

December 4, 2023 2 min read

With criticism, Sri Lanka leader strongly pushes for CJF, investment in TB at COP28

Says Sri Lanka sees many impacts of climate change now

December 1, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka plans CO2 sequestration to be carbon neutral by 2050

Road map and strategic plan to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050

November 28, 2023 1 min read

INTERVIEW - Sri Lanka President eyes Tropical Belt Initiative, CJF at COP28

President will address the global COP28 summit on Friday

Shihar Aneez
November 27, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka to regulate kithul products, allow tapping in forest reserves

There is demand for kithul-related products in international market, so standard of kithul treacle must be certified

Apsara Rodrigo
November 23, 2023 1 min read

Japan funds Sri Lanka fisheries, weather radar network

Japan has provided a JPY 200 mn grant to boost north-east fisheries infrastructure, and JPY 160 mn of a doppler network

November 22, 2023 2 min read

ADB to assist Sri Lanka water supply projects

ADB representatives met government officials to discuss water supply sector reform program

November 20, 2023 1 min read

EU campaign boosts green behaviour among Sri Lanka youth, businesses

The campaign included a series of competitions and challenges for school and university students to discuss and innovate

November 16, 2023 2 min read
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