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Environment

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

Sri Lanka plans CO2 sequestration to be carbon neutral by 2050

Road map and strategic plan to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050

November 28, 2023 1 min read

INTERVIEW - Sri Lanka President eyes Tropical Belt Initiative, CJF at COP28

President will address the global COP28 summit on Friday

November 27, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka to regulate kithul products, allow tapping in forest reserves

There is demand for kithul-related products in international market, so standard of kithul treacle must be certified

November 23, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka disaster management plan to be presented in parliament

National disaster management plan formulated taking into account Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

US-funded initiative prevents 4,600 MT of plastic from entering Sri Lanka ocean

This is the equivalent of 496 million plastic bottles.

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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Sri Lanka establishes temporary sea turtle hatchery near Chinese Port City

Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption

Roshani Fernando
January 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned against unidentified flu virus, especially for pregnant women

Patients advised to seek medical help to avoid being confused with dengue

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 15, 2023 3 min read
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Sri Lanka to observe two minute's silence on tsunami remembrance

From 9.25 to 9.27 am on December 26

December 26, 2022 2 min read

Two deaths in Sri Lanka's Central town on Christmas eve

A depression in bay of Bengal has brought in sudden showers and landslide

December 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka cloaked in depression on Christmas

Weather warning on sudden winds and lightning

December 25, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka capital air quality drops to unhealthy levels again

Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.

December 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka marine pollution; 18 brands linked to 53-pct of washed-up waste

Among the branded waste, around 80 percent had come from 20 firms

December 24, 2022 3 min read
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US starts ocean plastics reduction program in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

USAID says roughly 11 million tons of waste enter the ocean annually.

December 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka drug, fuel shortages deprive treatment of cyclone-hit animals

By December 14th 1,272 animals had died. Another 420 were sick and were being treated.

Roshani Fernando
December 17, 2022 2 min read

India smogs out Sri Lanka's China tower observers

Prior to the smog, 120 observers were permitted at once to the deck.

Neshella Perera
December 9, 2022 1 min read

Air quality drop forces Sri Lanka to close schools; public warned

People are requested to wear face mask to prevent breathing air with lower quality

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 8, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence to promote carbon neutral tourism to aim high-end Europeans

Most Western tourists are looking for sustainable tourism initiatives - official

Neshella Perera
December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Wildlife Department promises action against national park regulation violators

"There is a certain way in which we expect the visitors to [national parks] to behave."

Neshella Perera
October 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's erstwhile peace envoy Erik Solheim returns as president's climate advisor

Solheim was a controversial figure in Sri Lanka during his tenure as peace negotiator

October 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Japan sign agreement on low carbon growth partnership

The agreement was signed on Monday October 1

October 10, 2022 3 min read
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