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 trend that has horrified conservationists and prompted a government crackdown. Elephants are venerated in mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka and capturing them is illegal. Yet authorities say more than 40 have…

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 adversely affect Sri Lanka, Meteorology Department Director General Lalith Chandrapala said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, he said the El Nino was at the tail end and it would…

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…

Cambodia to add 1 million hectares of protected forest

Cambodia to add 1 million hectares of protected forest

Cambodia’s prime minister has ordered a million hectares of forest be included in protected zones as the country…

Indian tigers may replenish Cambodian forests

Indian tigers may replenish Cambodian forests

Cambodia is looking to India to bring tigers back to its forests where they were declared “functionally extinct”…

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