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Tikiri the elephant is back home but conservationists blast maltreatment

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.


Bonavista coral reef at risk from possible oil spill

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.


President wants Moragahakanda speeded up to meet dry zone needs

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 nod for Rs. 800mn Beira lake cleanup project

Cabinet has greenlit an investment of Rs. 800 million to clean up the Beira Lake.


Cabinet approves the ban on import of chainsaws

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to ban the import of chainsaws with the intention of preventing deforestation.


Sirisena’s chainsaw ban won’t stop 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.


Showers and thunderstorms to continue

There is a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers with severe lightning over most parts of the island during the next few days.


Relief from the heat showers expected today- Met dept.

Major catchment areas such as Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe haven't received any rainfall yet


Thundershowers expected in some areas tomorrow while the sun shines directly overhead others

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.


SL ranked 2nd in the Global Climate Risk Index

Losses occured during this period is USD 2.9 Billion- Eran Wickramaratne


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