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Sri Lanka to grow forests in Olympic initiative

Sri Lanka is one of four countries in the world, selected by the International Olympic Committee.

July 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka phone dealers fix price falls after rupee gain

“We have a considerable membership from Jaffna to Matara. We all unanimously decided to cut prices by about 20 percent...

June 12, 2023 2 min read

Lanka’s cultural sperm whale

Social Learning and Cooperation Go Deep

July 22, 2022 11 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

December 24, 2021 7 min read
First Degree Mantaslaughter

Does Sri Lanka Now Lead the World in Exterminating Ocean Rays?

Monkey Mirror Test: Part 1

Our back garden monkey cousins may be more like us than we think

Song Sung Blue*

Why Are Creation’s Biggest Animals Crooning Flatter Year by Year? Blue Whale Mating Call Mystery.

Mark Hager
May 21, 2021 8 min read

Jumbo Justice?

The cost of fencing crops from elephants: a collective good?

Mark Hager
March 27, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka’s blue whale is a superb athlete. Is she also a scholar?

Considerations on cetacean brainpower

Mark Hager
January 9, 2021 9 min read

Study of Sri Lanka historical records under spotlight at National Trust online forum

The study of historical records in Sri Lanka from British rule is coming under the spotlight at on online forum organize...

October 28, 2020 1 min read

Two hospitals to be developed for training of students for Moratuwa Medical Faculty

The Homagama Base Hospital and the Nagoda General Hospital are to be developed as National and Teaching hospitals in to ...

July 23, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s tech firm gets Microsoft's AI grant for healthcare app

Microsoft said it will give a grant to Sri Lanka based Fortude, a technology firm for developing an application dealing ...

June 23, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to see partial solar eclipse from 10.24am on Sunday

Sri Lanka will experience a partial solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth casting a shadow ...

June 21, 2020 3 min read

More girls in STEM-classes could bridge Sri Lanka gender digital divide

Sri Lanka should make extra efforts to get more girls educated in STEM or science-based subjects to eliminate gender dis...

November 26, 2019 3 min read

Dengue vaccine trials of Japan's Takeda show protection against virus among children

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) on Wednesday said its trials on the dengue vaccine candidate (TAK...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets access to Aussie Geoscience expertise

November 6, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka banks reject hydro project loan after endemic fish re-discovery

Sri Lankan banks supporting biodiversity conservation efforts refused to lend money for a mini-hydro power plant after t...

September 24, 2019 2 min read

‘Ravana 1’ to be deployed into orbit today

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Ravana 1’ will be released to orbit today (17), Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern ...

June 17, 2019 1 min read

Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?

WASHINGTON, Nov 23, 2014 (AFP) - The US military has enlisted a new germ-killing weapon in the fight against Ebola -- a ...

Dan De Luce
November 24, 2014 4 min read

Formula One: Ferrari and Red Bull seek engine changes

ABU DHABI, Nov 22, 2014 (AFP) - Ferrari and Red Bull are demanding major changes to Formula One engine rules next year a...

November 24, 2014 3 min read

Dancing, talking robots show off at Madrid congress

MADRID, Nov 19, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds of robotics experts and their whirring, flashing robot creations gathered in Madri...

November 24, 2014 1 min read

First humans settled on Tibetan Plateau 3,600 years ago

WASHINGTON, Nov 21, 2014 (AFP) - Researchers said Thursday that people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years...

November 24, 2014 2 min read

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

WASHINGTON, Nov 22, 2014 (AFP) - Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as hear...

November 24, 2014 2 min read