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 half of its 37,000 hectares of mangrove forests are in a various stage of revival, officials say. With US$ 3.4 million from the Califronia-based Seacology and manpower and other support…

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 are seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. All 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of mangrove…

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 the transfer of an elephant from Sri Lanka to New Zealand. Eighteen groups have presented a petition to the Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka, calling for an injunction to…

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…

La Nina to take over from El Nino

La Nina to take over from El Nino

There is a strong probability of La Niña developing as the El Nino exits, but it would not…

SL air pollution high – WHO

SL air pollution high – WHO

Air pollution levels in Sri Lanka are increasing and this is an alarming trend a World Health Organisation’s…

Sri Lanka’s Colombo water supply still safe: Rauff Hakeem

Sri Lanka’s Colombo water supply still safe: Rauff Hakeem

Sri Lanka’s Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem today rejected claims that the water intakes from Ambatale Water Treatment…

Sri Lankan Prime Minister inspects situation in flood-stricken areas

Sri Lankan Prime Minister inspects situation in flood-stricken areas

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today observed the areas flooded by the overflowing Kelani River and looked…

Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Sri Lanka will cancel plans for a 500 megawatt Indian-built coal-fired power plant at its strategic eastern port…

Sri Lanka’s torrential rains drive more than 130,000 from homes, in pictures

Sri Lanka’s torrential rains drive more than 130,000 from homes, in pictures

Flash floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, triggered by more than three days of heavy rain, have forced…

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