Author Archive for Nature

A fruit which saved Sri Lankans from starvation

Friday, September 18th, 2020

By Zinara Rathnayake/BBC Courtesy NewsIn.Asia An amazing variety of dishes can be made from Jackfruit which is also the heaviest fruit in the world Colombo, September 18: My mother grew up in a house of eight people in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, 100km north-east of Colombo. During the island’s severe droughts in the 1970s, most of […]

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ගව ඝාතනය නැවැත්වීමට රජයෙන් සම්මත කෙරුණු යෝජනාව බලගන්වමු.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

සතුන් හා සොබාදහම සඳහා යුක්තිය සංවිධානය සියලූ වෘත්තීයමය හා සිවිල් සංවිධාන වෙත, පූජ්‍ය ස්වාමීන් වහන්ස, ගරු පූජකතුමනි, මහතාණෙනි, මහත්මියනි, ගව ඝාතනය නැවැත්වීමට රජයෙන් සම්මත කෙරුණු යෝජනාව බලගන්වමු. මේ මස 8 දින ආණ්ඩුපක‍ෂ මන්තී්‍ර කණ්ඩායම විසින් මේ රටේ ගව ඝාතනය සපුරා නැවැත්වීම සඳහා ගන්නා ලද ඒකමතික තීරණය සදාචාර ගරුක හා යුක්තිධමය අගයන සියලූ දෙනාගේ ම අමන්දානන්දයට […]

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Instructions to plant one million plants on both sides of the road

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Highways Minister Johnston Fernando has instructed officials to expedite the green project of planting one million saplings on both sides of the road. Participating in the 100,000 km road development progress review meeting currently underway, he said that in line with the new Government policy statement, the project of planting one million […]

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Both tremors in Kandy from the same epicentre (Video)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Geological Survey and Mining Bureau says that they have observed that the epicenter of the tremor that occurred in the Pallekele area in Kandy this morning, and the previous tremors that occurred were located in the same place. Geologist Nalin de Silva, head of the team investigating the case, said the […]

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Sri Lanka to ban imports of plastic goods to protect elephants

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy MailOnlin Plastic in Sri Lankan landfills has become a major killer of elephants Sri Lanka will ban the import of most plastic products in a bid to protect wild elephants and deer that die eating the waste, the environment minister announced Friday. Plastic in Sri Lankan landfills is a major killer of elephants, with […]

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Covid-19 pandemic gives Sri Lanka’s threatened elephants a reprieve

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s coronavirus lockdown has helped reduce the death toll from clashes between elephants and humans, conservationists have said. A record 405 elephants were killed by humans in the country last year, up from about 360 in 2018. A total of 121 people were killed by elephants, up from 96 […]

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The Leopard and the Snare

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Newsfirst Sri Lanka   Black Leopard Death Court case held on July 29, 2020 A short report As you would be interested to know, the case relating to the death of the Black Leopard was taken up at the Hatton Magistrate’s Court on July 29, 2020. The Justice for Animals and Nature organisation ( now in […]

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In Sri Lanka, a South American flower usurps a tree sacred to Buddhists and Hindus

Monday, July 27th, 2020

by Malaka Rodrigo Courtesy Mongabay COLOMBO — With its blends of soft red, pink and yellow, the fragrant cannonball flower (Couroupita guianensis) is a favorite of Sri Lanka’s Buddhists when making floral offerings during religious activities. They call it sal, with religious tales linking the tree to the birth and death of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the faith. […]

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