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 mandal on Saturday. The turtle that was seven-foot-long, weighing 200 kgs, was later safely released under the supervision of RVD Prabhakar, technical officer of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. The…

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) Katunayake. Disembarking passengers will also be given leaflets on symptoms of Zika, a mosquito borne disease for which there is no vaccine, for self evaluation, and forms to indicate if…

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…

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…

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…

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