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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,

January 12, 2024 1 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

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

Police announce environmental damage hotlines 1997 and 1981

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
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Sri Lanka's capital Colombo torn between being a green city and tree safety

In order to assess the potential threat from the trees, the help of the Forest Ministry and tree surgeons are needed.

Apsara Rodrigo
October 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sets ambitious climate targets for 2042, 2050

“We are now losing biodiversity up to 10,000 times faster than it was disappearing 100 years ago,” he warned.

October 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to have country pavilion at COP28 in bid for Climate Justice Forum

Sri Lankan delegation at COP28 to request permission for Sri Lanka to initiate a “Climate Justice Forum”.

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s MEPA to get 28.5 mn rupees from Singaporean AEPW, for beach clean up

MEPA to get 5.7 mn rupees a year, for five years to maintain 8 beach cleaner machines

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 26, 2023 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans to trade off debt with climate vulnerabilities at AP meeting

Sri Lanka faces frequent natural disasters due to the impacts of climate change.

September 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to restructure government institutions with environmental responsibilities

A task force will be responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring environmental protection initiatives

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 18, 2023 2 min read

Tax concessions on water purification equipment imports for Sri Lanka's Beira clean-up project

Cabinet approves proposal to improve Beira Lake water quality through a pilot project by a Singaporean company

Neshella Perera
September 13, 2023 1 min read

French government aids Sri Lanka in satellite technology oil spill monitoring system

It will help Sri Lanka gain expertise in the fight against marine pollution through the use of cutting-edge technologies

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 12, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka, Singapore enter joint venture on carbon credits under Paris Accord

The deal falls under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

August 22, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get another bumper main rice harvest in 2024 from El Niño?

About 30 percent of the country's rainfall comes from the inter monsoonal rains from around October

August 21, 2023 2 min read