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Tuesday June 18th, 2024
Environment

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

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

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

January 5, 2024 12 min read

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

January 3, 2024 1 min read
Ceylon Chamber Presents Sri Lanka Climate Summit 2024

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

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 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

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
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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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Sri Lanka milk output under threat from lumpy skin disease outbreak

"A cow that gives 30 to 40 litres of daily, the milk can fall by 50 percent due this disease." 

Roshani Fernando
April 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of dehydration risks in windless heatwave

This will reduce when we have strong winds.

Roshani Fernando
April 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka probes into frequent unexplained earthquakes

In the last three months in 2023, 08 earthquakes have occurred.

April 24, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka bans import of several single-use plastic items

The importation of the following items will be banned effective June 01.

April 7, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka starts new beach clean-up after X-Press Pearl disaster

The cleaning program was initiated at Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya.

March 12, 2023 2 min read

Questions raised over Sri Lanka turtle hatcheries as egg prices rise

Increased competition has driven up the price of eggs.

February 27, 2023 3 min read
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Sri Lanka to ban seven single use plastic items from June 

The production, import and distribution of the items will be prohibited from June 01, 2023

February 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka customs seize 206 star tortoises

Tortoises were packed in 6 Styrofoam boxes labelled as 'Dried Sea Foods'

February 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka national dies in Türkiye earthquake

Rescue workers hampered by shortage of equipment to move debris

February 12, 2023 1 min read
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