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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
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

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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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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Sri Lanka gives Ceylon tea to Turkiye earthquake survivors

Over 25,000 have been confirmed dead from the earthquake so far in Turkey and Syria

February 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka inks deal with GGGI for green finance and advice

GGGI can support green projects and financing

February 7, 2023 2 min read

Scrap metal extraction from X-Press Pearl wreck subject to CESS levy: Sri Lanka

A discussion was held with President Ranil Wickremesinghe on the matter on Monday.

February 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka awaits salvage of X-Press Pearl wreck to make second damage claim

Salvage had been delayed due to bad weather

February 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka records over 6,000 dengue cases in first three weeks of January

Of all reported cases, 46.3 percent were from the Western Province

January 31, 2023 2 min read
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