Tikiri, the skeletal 70-year-old female elephant which paraded in the Kandy Esala Perahara and whose poor health condition gained local and international attention is back at home at her owner’s house in Kegalle.
One of Sri Lanka's most pristine marine environments, the Bonavista Coral reef, is in danger of being hit by an oil spill, the General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Dr. Teney Pradeep Kumara told RepublicNext today July 19.
Wanting to bring relief to drought-affected Dry Zone farmers President Maithripala Sirisena is calling for accelerating several irrigation projects in the Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga river development plan to enable adequate irrigation water to reach the
Cabinet has greenlit an investment of Rs. 800 million to clean up the Beira Lake.
The Cabinet has approved the proposal to ban the import of chainsaws with the intention of preventing deforestation.
Large scale development projects which are harmful to nature must see an end in order to stop deforestation and environmental destruction, the Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) said.
There is a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers with severe lightning over most parts of the island during the next few days.
Major catchment areas such as Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe haven't received any rainfall yet
The Meteorological Department forecasts showers or thundershower in several areas of the country tomorrow afternoon including some parts of the Western Province, despite the debilitating heat.
Losses occured during this period is USD 2.9 Billion- Eran Wickramaratne