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Sri Lanka gets UK expertise to assess X-Press Pearl eco fallout

Collaboration in long-term training and preventive work also planned

June 18, 2021 2 min read

Artificial reefs: Sri Lanka minister dismisses Indian concerns, says ban bottom trawling first

Defending the project, State Minister Wijesekara told EconomyNext June 17 said it was the result of years of study.

June 17, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka scrapes 1,075 tonnes of X-Press Pearl waste off shores

"We are doing a complete study (adyanayak) about the incident."

June 9, 2021 2 min read

More rain forecast for flood & landslide-ravaged Sri Lanka

Two more deaths due to adverse weather were reported yesterday, increasing the total to 19

June 8, 2021 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

Lanka’s cultural sperm whale

Social Learning and Cooperation Go Deep

Sri Lanka Coronavirus toll goes to 11, public holiday declared - Updated

Sri Lanka has reported new cases of Coronavirus (COVID19) on Saturday taking the total in hospital to 10, while a Chines...

March 14, 2020 2 min read

Children less sick from Coronavirus, as 140,000 cases confirmed

For reasons unknown, children rarely have severe symptoms when infected by COVID-19 and may even be a bit less likely to...

March 14, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka bans travellers from Europe as Coronavirus toll climbs

Sri Lanka is denying entry to travelers from nine nations in Europe as well as Iran and Korea from March 14 and 15 for t...

March 14, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka hospitals treating Coronavirus gets Rs100mn grant from ADB

Manila-base Asian Development Bank has given a 600,000 US dollar grant (109 million rupees) to a network of hospital des...

March 13, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka shuts schools over virus rumours

Hundreds of anxious parents crowded outside Sri Lankan schools Thursday following rumours of a Coronavirus spread prompt...

March 12, 2020 2 min read

WHO labels coronavirus a 'pandemic' as Europe scrambles to contain it

The World Health Organization called the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on Wednesday, issuing a grim warning that t...

March 12, 2020 5 min read

Hot weather to end for some areas today

The Met Department is saying that the current dry spell will be broken in some parts of the country this afternoon as se...

March 11, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka treating a new patient as Coronavirus infection: official

Sri Lanka is treating a second patient at hostpital as a Coronavirus infected person through final confirmation is still...

March 11, 2020 1 min read

Dubai-based Emirates stops date change fees over Coronavirus, disinfects aircraft

Dubai-based airline Emirates said it will not charge date change fees for bookings made from March 07 to 31 and is disin...

March 7, 2020 1 min read

Heat index at 'extreme caution' level for several provinces

The heat index, or temperature felt by the human body, has reached an ‘extreme caution’ level in several provinces a...

March 5, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka is least polluted country in South Asia - report

Sri Lanka is the twenty-fifth most polluted country in the world, but has the cleanest air in South Asia according to th...

February 25, 2020 2 min read

“Residents in Dodamgoda at risk due to rock quarries,” environmentalists say

The Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) today lodged a complaint at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lank...

February 24, 2020 2 min read

World Bank to inspect the allegations regarding project harming Sinharaja

A World Bank team is currently assessing whether a project funded by the bank is causing harm to the fragile Sinharaja F...

Nisali de Silva
February 14, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka firms could cut chemical usage by 40-pct: UNIDO

Sri Lankan firms could cut chemical usage and costs by 40 percent and save on water and energy use if they follow best ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka not providing novel treatment for coronavirus patients

Sri Lanka is not trying innovative treatments for Coronavirus patients using anti-HIV drug cocktails unlike some other c...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 11, 2020 3 min read

Sand mining in Deduru Oya and Ma Oya continues despite court order

Sand mining near Deduru Oya and Ma Oya still continues despite a Supreme Court order banning sand mining in those areas ...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 1 min read

Plastic bags, bottles endangering Sri Pada biodiversity – CENS

The biodiversity of Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) and its surroundings are at risk due to pilgrims dumping plastic bottles an...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 2 min read

Great damage to Sinharaja due to road construction, environmentalists say

The Sinharaja rainforest reserve has sustained “great damage” due to the construction of a concrete-laden road, envi...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka: a danger zone for sharks and rays

An internationally renowned Marine Conservationist is warning that a species of shark found in Sri Lankan waters has dis...

Tania Madies
February 2, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka flies out 33 citizens from coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan, China

A state-run Srilankan Airlines rescue had taken out 33 Sri Lanka citizens from the novel coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan...

February 1, 2020 1 min read
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