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Sunday July 14th, 2024
Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka to have dedicated green economy unit in finance ministry: President

This unit will be responsible for funding programs aimed at promoting a green economy

June 5, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka floods kill 15, four rivers still rising

The island's Disaster Management said 3,727 families were hit by floods and landslides.

June 3, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka fishermen urged not to go to sea due to cyclone Remal

Naval, fishing communities advised not to venture into sea marked in red on the map until further notice

May 27, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka President proposes global levy to help fund climate change

10% levy on annual profits of global tax evasion assets, estimated at USD1.4tn, deposited in tax havens be charged

May 20, 2024 2 min read
WFP, USAID support Sri Lanka focus on disaster management

National level dialogue to develop and strengthen cooperation among all stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction

Sri Lanka drafting laws that will address climate change: President

"We have to have a green economy. So green financing, the whole aspect, commercial, economic aspects become important"

Sri Lanka disaster management plan to be presented in parliament

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

Apsara Rodrigo
February 6, 2024 1 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

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

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 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

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, 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 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 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
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One dead, 2 injured in Sri Lanka's heavy rains; over 200 evacuated -DMC

DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of floods, rough seas if heavy rains continue

The general public has been advised to be vigilant.

Neshella Perera
September 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide evacuation alert amid high rainfall, flood risks

Sri Lanka sees sudden heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka DMC warns of floods, landslides after heavy rains

Sri Lanka sees heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide warning amid heavy rainfall expectation

Heavy rainfall exceeding 75-100 mm can be expected in Sabaragamu, Western, Uva and North Western Provinces

August 27, 2022 1 min read

Rough weather in Sri Lanka claims three lives

Kodippili said water levels of several rivers are rising due to the continuous rain.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 2, 2022 2 min read

Showers, strong winds, rough seas forecast for Sri Lanka as monsoon begins

The Met Dept issued a red warning on Monday August 01 for strong winds and rough seas in several areas.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 1, 2022 2 min read

Strong winds, rough seas: Sri Lanka Met Department issues red alerts

The department has warned against fishing and naval activities in these sea areas within the next 24 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 2, 2022 1 min read

Torrential downpour in Sri Lanka adds to people's woes; floods, landslides likely

Media reports showed long queues still in Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Hatan areas.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of lashing rains and strong winds

People living in hilly areas and using those advised to be vigilant

May 30, 2022 1 min read
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