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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 and to avoid future expenses related to biodiversity restoration and management, according to the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance report. The country may face a 1.2 percent loss of annual GDP…

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 on Sri Lanka’s southeast coast, the Board of Investment said. The BOI has signed an agreement with Putus Brother’s Sustainable Developments (Private) Limited to build, construct and operate a 15-cabana…

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 environmental and biodiversity conservation measures. “’Green transformation’ is a significant business opportunity for SMEs as important suppliers of goods and services,” the private sector lobby group, which promotes biodiversity and…

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…

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has assigned India the task of developing a customised model that can issue…

PROGRESS ON PLAN TO PROTECT YALA NATIONAL PARK

PROGRESS ON PLAN TO PROTECT YALA NATIONAL PARK

Yala, as an internationally renowned wildlife park, has attracted a large number of international and national visitors annually.…

Rs.44.9 million to test water quality in the country

Rs.44.9 million to test water quality in the country

Excessive use of pesticides and chemicals in agricultural activities has resulted in the deterioration of the quality of…

Clean-up program for Beira Lake

Clean-up program for Beira Lake

A cleaning up program of the banks of the Beira Lake organized by the NO KUNU team to…

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