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 an energy shortfall as severe drought hits its hydropower output, industry sources said. The South Asian nation is suffering its worst drought in over 40 years, dragging hydro’s share of…

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 today (Feb. 07). The One Earth Arboretum is a biodiversity experience that is designed to present the aesthetic, functional and psychological value of nature in an engaging and educational facility.…

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 normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain – some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. But this time, national officials are also doing something…

UN assures support to Sri Lanka’s drought victims

UN assures support to Sri Lanka’s drought victims

The United Nations promised on Tuesday to provide relief to thousands of Sri Lankan people affected by a…

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending drought situation in…

No arrangements for Kaavan during winter

No arrangements for Kaavan during winter

Now that winter has set in, the management of the Marghazar Zoo is worried about the fate of…

Link found between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics

Link found between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics

Researchers have discovered a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and…

Night temperatures may dip over South as winds begin to stray

Night temperatures may dip over South as winds begin to stray

  The stretch of sea extending from Sumatra/Gulf of Thailand to Sri Lanka/south Tamil Nadu across the south…

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…

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)…

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