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Environment

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

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

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
Introducing a Blue Curriculum Across BIMSTEC

When the farmer burns chaff in Indian Punjab,’ there’s fog in Katmandu

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,

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka AG-headed delegation meets X-Press Pearl shipowner's lawyers in Singapore

However, the meeting would have "no bearing on the ongoing legal proceedings initiated by the government".

July 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka parliamentary committee appointed on twin maritime disasters

Government MP Ramesh Pathirana will chair the committee.

June 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to make producers responsible for plastic containers

From June the Central Environmental Authority would also bring regulations for imported pellets.

Apsara Rodridgo
May 29, 2023 2 min read

India did not demand money from Sri Lanka for ship disaster help: HC

Costs were submitted to claim from insurer

May 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka draws up framework to sell green bonds

A second party opinion will be sought

May 23, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka mulls India plate and Vijayan complex activity to explain earthquakes

Plans underway to study Vijayan - Highland complex boundaries in detail

April 30, 2023 2 min read
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