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Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – a body co-chaired by the UK and the Pacific island nation Vanuatu – which seeks to combat marine plastics pollution. The alliance has called for a ban on microbeads, a commitment to cutting the…

Relief to environment friendly polythene manufactures

Relief to environment friendly polythene manufactures

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka says measures have been initiated to provide relief to the biodegradable polythene manufacturers. According to the CEA, tax concessions will be granted for the imports of equipment used for the manufacture of biodegradable products.The authority also expects to provide financial…

Sri Lanka looks to Japan for assistance in waste management

Sri Lanka looks to Japan for assistance in waste management

 President Maithripala Sirisena, making an observation tour of modern waste management centre in Japan said he would inquire about such projects in order to solve the garbage disposal problem in Sri Lanka. President Sirisena said that he would also inquire into the possibility of obtaining assistance from Japan for…

Sri Lanka needs US$3.5bn solid waste management investments: IFC

Sri Lanka needs US$3.5bn solid waste management investments: IFC

Municipal solid waste management in Sri Lanka will create an investment opportunity of $3.5 billion, the International Finance…

Sri Lanka coconut production down 18.6-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka coconut production down 18.6-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka’s coconut production dropped 18.6 percent to 2.449 million nuts in 2018 amid a drought, from 3.011…

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

 A team of Thai experts have arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility of creating artificial…

Korea Eximbank approves USD14mn for garbage collection compactors

Korea Eximbank approves USD14mn for garbage collection compactors

Export-Import Bank of Korea has approved 14 million US dollars for supply of garbage collection compactors to Sri…

Wolbachia to be introduced to control dengue

Wolbachia to be introduced to control dengue

An agreement was signed between Sri Lanka and Australia to introduce Wolbachia bacteria to Sri Lanka to control…

Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance

Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance

The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar…

Commencing of Moragahakanda is happiest event in my life – President

Commencing of Moragahakanda is happiest event in my life – President

“The happiest day of life is not the day I became the President but, today with the commissioning…

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