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Environment

Sri Lanka to have dedicated green economy unit in finance ministry: President

This unit will be responsible for funding programs aimed at promoting a green economy

June 5, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka floods kill 15, four rivers still rising

The island's Disaster Management said 3,727 families were hit by floods and landslides.

June 3, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka fishermen urged not to go to sea due to cyclone Remal

Naval, fishing communities advised not to venture into sea marked in red on the map until further notice

May 27, 2024 2 min read

Call for sustainability in the Bay of Bengal

Bay of Bengal's coastline is home to nearly 1.4 billion people.

May 26, 2024 6 min read
Sri Lanka President proposes global levy to help fund climate change

10% levy on annual profits of global tax evasion assets, estimated at USD1.4tn, deposited in tax havens be charged

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

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,”

Apsara Rodrigo
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

April 30, 2024 1 min read

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

Police announce environmental damage hotlines 1997 and 1981

April 18, 2024 1 min read

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
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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

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
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