Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said . Sri Lanka boasts 6,000 wild elephants. It is a major tourist attraction in the island nation. Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department W.S.K. Pathiratne told Xinhua that…

Lanka seeks WB help for elephant conservation

Lanka seeks WB help for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank (WB) to conserve its wild elephant population, an official has said. Sri Lanka boasts of 6,000 wild elephants, a major tourist attraction in the island nation. W S K Pathiratne, director general, wildlife conservation department, told Xinhua news agency…

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of 900,000 people. Having lost their crops to drought and floods, Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable groups are struggle to earn…

Sri Lanka tea production to be impacted by bad weather

Sri Lanka tea production to be impacted by bad weather

Sri Lanka’s tea production is likely to be further impacted as the country experienced its worst disaster from…

PM directs Secretary to implement interim report recommendations

PM directs Secretary to implement interim report recommendations

Prime Minister Ranil Wicremesinghe yesterday directed the Prime Minister’s Secretary to implement the recommendations of the interim report…

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back…

France to provide 30 mil euros for green energy in Sri Lanka

France to provide 30 mil euros for green energy in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will enter into a loan agreement with the French Agency for Development (AFD) to fund projects…

Sri Lanka ramps up fuel imports as drought hits hydropower

Sri Lanka ramps up fuel imports as drought hits hydropower

Sri Lanka’s fuel imports in January jumped to double typical monthly levels, with the country rushing to plug…

President opens One Earth Arboretum

President opens One Earth Arboretum

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open One Earth Arboretum (urban forest garden), established by Dilmah Tea Company in Katubedda…

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below…

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