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Environment

Sri Lanka disaster management plan to be presented in parliament

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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
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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

Lanka’s Blue Whale: Eight Evolutionary Stages (Part I)

Science is learning more and more about how these astonishing animals came to exist in the first place

Mark Hager
November 15, 2023 10 min read

Sri Lanka allocates 600 acres near Kothmale reservoir for climate change university

President outlines country’s plans for environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 3, 2023 2 min read

UNFPA, Australia provide crisis kits for Sri Lanka flood-affected women

Kits help maintain proper hygiene, reduce health risks, support physical and emotional well-being of the vulnerable

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 31, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's environment act needs to be changed: Minister

Steps should be taken to replace current National Environment Act with a new environmental act that suits country

October 26, 2023 1 min read

Chinese institutions offer support for Sri Lanka's proposed climate university

The discussion also resulted in the decision to convene several online sessions to engage with other relevant parties.

October 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka eco-clearance may not come to dig 10m for mineral sands: Minister

Though mining permits have been given to three firms, unlikely that permission will be given to dig deeper than 4.2m

October 19, 2023 1 min read

Climate change: Sri Lanka president proposes debt relief for tropical countries

“It’s worth noting that there are 150 tropical countries, with 88 of them participating in the Belt & Road initiativ...

October 19, 2023 3 min read
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