Author Archive for Environment

Recent seismic activity in Indian Ocean likely led pilot whales to beach on Sri Lanka shores

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

by Hassaan Shazuli Courtesy Mongabay Marine experts say the seismic activity in the Indian Ocean in the past few days likely pushed a pod of pilot whales onto Sri Lanka’s shores. Authorities and volunteers undertook a strenuous 15-and-a-half-hour operation to send a pod of pilot whales safely back into the sea. Rescuers managed to push 11 […]

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තවත් හඳුන් දිවියෙකුට අවාසනාවන්ත ලෙස දිවි අහිමි වෙයි. මියගිය වනජීවී සත්ත්වයාගේ සිරුරත් අතුරුදහන්

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න .කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාසයට අයත් ලිහිණියාව ප්‍රදේශයේදී 2022.12.20 වන දින සවස් කාලයෙදී මාර්ගය හරහා ගමන් කරමින් සිටි හඳුන් දිවියෙකු මාර්ගයේ ධාවනය වූ වාහනයක ගැටී අවාසනාවන්ත ලෙස දිවි අහිමි වී ඇති බවට වාර්තා විය. මෙලෙස මියගිය සත්වයාගේ සිරුර අනතුර සිදුවූ ස්ථානයේ මද වේලාවක් තිබී ඇති අතර පසුව මියගිය සත්ත්වයාගේ සිරුර අනතුර […]

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Multiple sources of air pollution in Sri Lanka

Monday, December 12th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 12 (Counterpoint): In recent days, there has been a lot of concern over the deterioration of air quality in Sri Lanka due to the increase in the level of fine particles (PM2.5) in the atmosphere. The primary reason for the current deterioration is said to be the entry of […]

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President Ranil says outcome of COP27 summit is discouraging

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe says the agreements reached at COP27 have once again failed to place the nations of the world on a complementary and progressive course of redress. In a statement issued on Tuesday (Nov 29), the Head of State attributed the biggest obstacle to success to politicisation and stagnation. The outcome of […]

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Developing countries worst affected by rising emissions from industrialized world and must be compensated – President at COP27

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt said that unbridled industrialization of the developed countries is the root cause of climate change, leaving the poor to suffer the consequences. He said that the problems facing poor countries are augmented due to the absence of adequate funding. As […]

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Sri Lanka says many countries cannot address climate risks and financial risks on their own

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Due to high risk of debt distress, fiscal situation not only constrains the ability of governments to meet immediate development needs but also limits their ability to invest in longer-term challenges, such as climate change, says State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe. The State Minister, who is in Washington D.C. for the IMF […]

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President proposes establishing Int’l University on Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed the establishment of an International University on Climate Change in Sri Lanka in order to enable students from any country in the world to engage in educational activities. He made this remark during his meeting with the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Masatsugu Asakawa at the […]

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All About Climate Change: Heat, Temperature and Humidity Levels

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 Even though many people think about rising temperatures and extreme heat when we talk about climate change, the reality is that climate change involves much more than that. Researchers have argued that temperature on its own is not the most effective way to measure climate change. They suggest that the energy produced by extreme weather […]

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When it rains more, there’s less economic growth (Bad news: There’s more rain now)

Friday, January 21st, 2022

BY TALIB VISRAM Courtesy Fast Company Our current climate brings plenty of disastrous examples of extreme rainfall. Floods have caused death and displacement around the world, from Sri Lanka to Colombia. In Canada, British Columbia’s unprecedented heavy rains caused mud- and rockslides, putting the province into a state of emergency and displacing 18,000 residents. Germany experienced its worst flooding […]

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Conservationists, veterinarians warn Sri Lankan plastic waste is killing region’s elephants

Friday, January 14th, 2022

BY BRAD DRESS Courtesy The Hill Two elephants recently died in Sri Lanka after swallowing large amounts of plastic found in a garbage heap, prompting a renewed warning from conservationists about the issue. The Associated Press reported that at least 20 elephants have died in the past eight years from eating plastic waste in the open landfill in […]

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Elephants are dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy New York Post MORE ON:ELEPHANTS Terrifying moment sex-crazed 13-foot elephant charges safari truck Africa sees elephant baby boom thanks to pandemic Indonesia baby elephant dies after losing half of her trunk Baby elephant loses half its trunk to Indonesia poacher trap PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in […]

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President releases ‘ecological floating islands’ to Beira Lake

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21) released a thousand ecological floating islands to Beira Lake initiating the purifying process of the lake. Beira Lake has been polluted due to unauthorized urbanization and improper upgrading of sewerage infrastructure in the city of Colombo. The Ecological floating islands” method was implemented under the guidance of Chairman […]

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1,374 waste disposal sites located along Kelani River: Amaraweera

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror There are 1,374 waste disposal sites in the Kelani River area from Seethawaka to Peliyagoda, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The Minister expressed these views while participating in an inspection tour of the Kelani River today to inspect the places where the Kelani River is polluted. The observation tour was organized […]

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Forest Governance in Sri Lanka: A political conundrum?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Emeritus Professor Nimal Gunatilleke,  University of Peradeniya Courtesy The Island Natural forests provide a variety of services that include forest products of utility value, water regulation, biodiversity and soil conservation, climate amelioration and a range of socio-cultural benefits to forest-dependent people. In good governance of natural resources such as that of forests, transparency and inclusiveness […]

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අධිකරණ තීන්දුවට අභියෝග කරමින්, මතභේදයට තුඩු දුන් කඩොලාන දූපතේ පස් ඉවත් කිරීම නිමල් ලන්සා විසින් වලකයි.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

ජයන්ත විජේසිංහ වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය ඔක්සිජන් කන්නදැයි වනසංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ දිසාවන නිලධාරිනී දේවානි මහත්මියගෙන් ප්‍රෂ්ණ කල සනත් නිෂාන්ත මන්ත්‍රීවරයාගේ මූලිකත්වය ගත්, මතභේදයට තුඩුදුන් මීගමුව රැජිණ දූපත (තිල්ලඩිතොට්ටම්) නමැති කඩොලාන දූපත කලක් තිස්සේ අනවසරයෙන් කඩොලාන කපා පස් පුරවා තිබුනු අතර එය සංරක්ෂණයට මූලිකත්වය ගත් වනසංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට දිගින් දිගටම දේශපාලනික වශයෙන් බාදා කරණ ලදී. පළමුව සනත් නිෂාන්ත මන්ත්‍රීවරයා […]

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Sri Lankan conservationist says people expect a “major breakthrough” from COP26

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November. 1 (Xinhua): People are pinning hope on a major breakthrough at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) due to the failures in building a unified and global response to climate change in the last two decades, a Sri Lanka-based conservation activist has said. The COP26 or the first conference […]

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දිනෙන් දින වැනසෙන වලල්ලාවිට පුස්සවල දොළ රක්ෂිතය

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාසයට අයත් තුන්දොල ග්‍රාමසේවා වසමතුල පිහිටා ඇති පුස්සවල ග්‍රාමය හරහා ගලා බසින්නා වූ පුස්සවල දොළ” නමින් හඳුන්වන දොළ මාර්ගය, ඉහල කඳුපන්ති වල ඇති උල්පත් වලින් ආරම්භ වී ගම්වාසීන්ගේ එදිනෙදා ජල අවශ්‍යතා සපුරාලමින්, අවට පරිසර පද්ධතියට ජීවය දෙමින්, අලංකාරවත් දිය ඇල්ලක්ද නිර්මාණය කරමින් පහලට ගලාගොස් බෙන්තර ගංගාව පෝෂණය […]

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Sri Lanka receives state-of-the-art Beach Cleanup machines to remove X-Press Pearl plastic waste

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 3 (News 1st) – The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka received eight (08) BeachTech Hydro Sweepy beach cleaning machinery worth about US$180,000, donated by Singapore-based global non-profit, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance). The donation was formally handed over by Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage to […]

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X-Press Pearl insurers to pay Rs. 720 mn interim compensation for fisherfolk

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The insurers of fire-ravaged MV X-Press Pearl have agreed on a payment of Rs. 720 million as interim compensation payment for the fisherfolk affected by the disaster, says Minister of Justice Ali Sabri, PC. Sri Lanka is now witnessing one of the worst marine environmental disasters due to the massive fire that erupted […]

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හන්තාන කදුවැටියේ පරිසර හානියක් ගැන පැමිණිල්ල.

Friday, June 25th, 2021

කීර්ති හේවාගොඩ Environmental Activist  මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය ට අයත් දොලුව ප්‍රාදේශීය කොට්ඨාසයේ ,ජයරත්න යාපා පුර ගම්මානයට නුදුරු හාන්තාන කදුවැටියේ  පරිසර සංවේදී ඉඩම් අක්කර  5 ක් පමණ යම් පිරිසක් විසින් සංවිධානාත්මකව හෙලි පෙහෙලි කරමින් , භෝග වගාවට අනුයුක්තව කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින බව ප්‍රදේශයේම තොරතුරු මාර්ගයෙන් දැන ගැනීමට ලැබුණූ අතර පසුගිය ජුනි 13 වන දින මේ සම්බන්ධව මධ්‍යම […]

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