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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

February 6, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka children bearing brunt of heatwave: Minister

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

Ceylon Chamber Presents Sri Lanka Climate Summit 2024

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

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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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

UN calls for urgent change in water-stressed Sri Lanka's agrifood systems

The UN food agencies (FAO, IFAD, and WFP) highlighted the urgent need for Sri Lanka to “transform its agrifood systems...

October 19, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka has potential for debt-for-renewables: researcher

Potential for using debt-for-renewables within the growing climate finance space

October 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka discusses climate change, cooperation with Indonesia at AIS forum

Officials discuss bilateral agreements including on mangrove conservation and fisheries sector development

October 16, 2023 2 min read