President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Mainthipala Sirisena to extend fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief. Top level UN officials, including, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP…

No arrangements for Kaavan during winter

No arrangements for Kaavan during winter

Now that winter has set in, the management of the Marghazar Zoo is worried about the fate of Kaavan, the lone elephant, who requires special arrangements during the winter months. Kaavan belongs to Sri Lanka, where the temperature does not drop below zero degrees Celsius. A letter has…

Link found between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics

Link found between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics

Researchers have discovered a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. The El Niño phenomenon is an irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes which has a number of important effects both across the Pacific…

Night temperatures may dip over South as winds begin to stray

Night temperatures may dip over South as winds begin to stray

  The stretch of sea extending from Sumatra/Gulf of Thailand to Sri Lanka/south Tamil Nadu across the south…

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

A rare, endangered leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) was accidentally entangled in the fishing nets at Mutyalammapalem under Parawada…

Desks for Zika screening at BIA

Desks for Zika screening at BIA

All passengers are to undergo voluntary screening and testing for Zika at the Bandaranaike International Airport ( BIA)…

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

A year after Sri Lanka launched a mangrove conservation plan with funds from a U.S. conservation group about…

Sri Lanka to protect climate-friendly Mangroves ecosystem

Sri Lanka to protect climate-friendly Mangroves ecosystem

SRI Lanka’s government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests. Mangroves…

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

A legal bid – thought to be the first of its kind – is under way to stop…

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy elite — a…

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