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Tuesday January 31st, 2023
Environment

Sri Lanka records over 6,000 dengue cases in first three weeks of January

Of all reported cases, 46.3 percent were from the Western Province

January 31, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka establishes temporary sea turtle hatchery near Chinese Port City

Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption

January 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned against unidentified flu virus, especially for pregnant women

Patients advised to seek medical help to avoid being confused with dengue

January 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to observe two minute's silence on tsunami remembrance

From 9.25 to 9.27 am on December 26

December 26, 2022 2 min read
Two deaths in Sri Lanka's Central town on Christmas eve

A depression in bay of Bengal has brought in sudden showers and landslide

Sri Lanka cloaked in depression on Christmas

Weather warning on sudden winds and lightning

Sri Lanka capital air quality drops to unhealthy levels again

Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.

December 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka marine pollution; 18 brands linked to 53-pct of washed-up waste

Among the branded waste, around 80 percent had come from 20 firms

December 24, 2022 3 min read
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US starts ocean plastics reduction program in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

USAID says roughly 11 million tons of waste enter the ocean annually.

December 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka drug, fuel shortages deprive treatment of cyclone-hit animals

By December 14th 1,272 animals had died. Another 420 were sick and were being treated.

Roshani Fernando
December 17, 2022 2 min read

India smogs out Sri Lanka's China tower observers

Prior to the smog, 120 observers were permitted at once to the deck.

Neshella Perera
December 9, 2022 1 min read

Air quality drop forces Sri Lanka to close schools; public warned

People are requested to wear face mask to prevent breathing air with lower quality

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 8, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence to promote carbon neutral tourism to aim high-end Europeans

Most Western tourists are looking for sustainable tourism initiatives - official

Neshella Perera
December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Wildlife Department promises action against national park regulation violators

"There is a certain way in which we expect the visitors to [national parks] to behave."

Neshella Perera
October 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's erstwhile peace envoy Erik Solheim returns as president's climate advisor

Solheim was a controversial figure in Sri Lanka during his tenure as peace negotiator

October 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Japan sign agreement on low carbon growth partnership

The agreement was signed on Monday October 1

October 10, 2022 3 min read
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Spotlight on Sri Lanka 4000-year old hunter gatherers

Samanti Kulatilake Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at Mount Royal University, Canada to speak

September 29, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's NDCU, says dengue controls resumed after fuel received; unions rejects

The week ended on September 15 saw 1027 suspected dengue cases reported in 23 districts

Roshani Fernando
September 17, 2022 2 min read

One dead, 2 injured in Sri Lanka's heavy rains; over 200 evacuated -DMC

DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of floods, rough seas if heavy rains continue

The general public has been advised to be vigilant.

Neshella Perera
September 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide evacuation alert amid high rainfall, flood risks

Sri Lanka sees sudden heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka DMC warns of floods, landslides after heavy rains

Sri Lanka sees heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide warning amid heavy rainfall expectation

Heavy rainfall exceeding 75-100 mm can be expected in Sabaragamu, Western, Uva and North Western Provinces

August 27, 2022 1 min read

Rough weather in Sri Lanka claims three lives

Kodippili said water levels of several rivers are rising due to the continuous rain.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 2, 2022 2 min read

Showers, strong winds, rough seas forecast for Sri Lanka as monsoon begins

The Met Dept issued a red warning on Monday August 01 for strong winds and rough seas in several areas.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka renewable businesses form association

The FRED will engage in promotional activities on sustainable technology as well as policy and technical guidance

July 26, 2022 2 min read
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