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    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    As at 9am today, Colombo’s air pollution status stood at a moderate level of 89, as measured by PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter). The ‘moderate’ level, which ranges from 51-100, means the air quality “is acceptable, but for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for…

    First Waste-to-energy plant to open in May

    First Waste-to-energy plant to open in May

    Creating a major land mark in the power generation sector, Sri Lanka’s first power plant using garbage will be opened in May. The project will recycle solid waste within the Colombo Municipal Area to generate 11.5 mw of power converting 500-700 metric tonnes of municipality waste into electricity.…

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild…

    Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

    Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

     Sri Lanka’s air quality is soon returning to normal as the air quality index has reached moderate levels…

    SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

    SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

    Sri Lanka needs to invest Rs. 30 billion over the next five years to achieve national biodiversity targets…

    Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

    Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

    A Spanish investor is to build a hotel with 43 luxury cabanas close to the Yala nature reserve…

    Biodiversity Sri Lanka helps small business comply with conservation measures

    Biodiversity Sri Lanka helps small business comply with conservation measures

    Biodiversity Sri Lanka has begun working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strengthen knowledge and compliance of…

    Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

    Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

    Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project…

    Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

    Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

    National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR) held an event…

    New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

    (Dr Manoj Kumar PhD) India, a big country with a large population drawn from diverse ethnic, cultural and…

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