Category: Environment

OCEAN PLASTIC REDUCTION PROJEST USAID COMMENCES TO SRI LANKA

USAID commences 5-yr. ocean plastics reduction project in SL & Maldives The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the official launch of a planned 5-year project in Sri Lanka and Maldives to reduce environmental plastics by decreasing industrial use of plastic and improving integrated solid waste management practices in Sri Lanka and Maldives. […]

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LIVESTOCK DEATHS ON THE INCREASE

Number of death livestock increases   The Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has released the latest figures on the number of animals that died in the North and Eastern Provinces due to the adverse weather conditions over the past few days. The Ministry noted that 1,660 cattle, buffaloes and goats died in the […]

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COLD WEATHER TO CONTINUE

Cold weather to continue   The prevailing cold weather is expected to continue across the country, the Department of Meteorology said. This is due to the wind currents blowing into the country as an impact of the cyclone Mandaus, which is active in Bay of Bengal. Director General of the Meteorological Department, Athula Karunanayake said […]

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NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO SRI LANKA

No Tsunami threat to SL   The Meteorology Department stated that there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka at the moment following the earthquake near the South of Sumatra. Therefore, the coastal areas are declared safe, it adds. An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre […]

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