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 (WHO) report on trends in air quality said. This is the same in other SAARC countries it further adds. “Cleaner Air quality must be a top health and development priority…

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 Plant were polluted. Speaking in Parliament the Minister assured that there is no truth to the rumor that the Kalani River water had been severely polluted with oil. “We have…

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 into the measures necessary for relief for the affected people. The Prime Minister after meeting with the people affected by the floods and discussing their needs instructed the relevant authorities…

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”…

Pollution caveat

Pollution caveat

The World Health Organisation has a issued a warning on the levels of air pollution in the atmosphere;…

Impact of El Niño could be worst in 18 years in southern Africa, warns UN ‘special alert’

Impact of El Niño could be worst in 18 years in southern Africa, warns UN ‘special alert’

Crop and livestock production prospects in southern Africa have been weakened by this year’s powerful El Niño, while…

COP21: Sri Lanka’s $675 million plan to harness floods

COP21: Sri Lanka’s $675 million plan to harness floods

As delegates in Paris search for new ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, an innovative scheme…

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