Environment,Other Sectors

LOLC supports conservation of Sri Lankan leopard

Views - 26 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The World Wildlife Fund states that the rapid loss of wildlife species today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher


Manage forests sustainably for socio-economic benefits: President to COFO

Views - 5 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena said that forests provide many socio-economic benefits, including food, energy and shelter


Near-record tree cover losses in 2017 strip area as big as Italy

Views - 4 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

OSLO (Reuters): The world lost tree cover the size of Italy in 2017 as forests were cleared using fire to make way for farms


WNPS lecture on ‘Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka’ tomorrow

Views - 97 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) will hold its July monthly lecture titled ‘Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka’ tomorrow


Sri Lanka to host CITES CoP 18 in Colombo in 2019

Views - 23 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Setting an example to the world on beating plastics and conserving trees, Sri Lanka is to host one of the largest international events


Alliance Finance marks World Environment Day with a pledge across generations

Views - 27 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

It rained on Tuesday, the morning of 5 June, as Sri Lanka heralded the dawn of World Environment Day. Showers of blessings,


Multi Finance to launch Phase II of ‘Each One Plant One’ campaign today

Views - 13 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Multi Finance PLC will launch Phase II of its national level reforestation campaign ‘Each One Plant One’ (EOPO) today 6 July at the chosen seven-acre land area at Ilukpathakanda.


Mobitel partners THURU’s intriguing digital reforestation innovation startup

Views - 13 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Glimpsing joint synergies and strong potential for collaboration, Mobitel is poised to work together with THURU, one of the


INSEE Cement with Biodiversity SL and Colombo Uni promote green practices on World Environment Day

Views - 18 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement together with its sustainable waste management arm INSEE Ecocycle,


Sampath Bank and Biodiversity Sri Lanka in landmark partnership to conserve Sri Lanka’s biodiversity

Views - 20 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:10

Sampath Bank, one of the nation’s most innovative national banks, recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL).


Korea provides 190 garbage compactors for Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:07

The Government of Sri Lanka and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) signed two loan agreements to supply 190 garbage compactors for Sri Lankan local governments to manage solid wastes in more efficient way on 28 June.


Cute croc but can mother be far behind?

Views - 9 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:05

A Swiss investor in Sri Lanka, had the shock of his life, while walking his toddlers at Weli Park, Nugegoda recently. Amid the beautiful scenery at the urban wetland park, he noticed this young crocodile catching the afternoon sun. Andres Wirz, who h


Combank promotes Sri Lanka’s biodiversity with project to search for more types of blind snakes

Views - 13 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:04

Eight of the known types of fossorial blind snakes of the Typhlopidae family are endemic to Sri Lanka, and the Commercial Bank of Ceylon is funding a new scientific project to identify and classify more types in this species to add to the country’s


SLT Customer Club Ratnapura and staff conduct ‘Planting for Water’ reforestation project

Views - 5 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:01

SLT Customer Club – Ratnapura together with the SLT volunteer team has organised a mission, ‘Planting for Water’, which is a reforestation project conducted at Rakwana Palamkotte mountain range, bordering the world heritage Sinharaja Rain Fores


AIA plants 500 saplings in commemoration of World Environment Day

Views - 15 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

AIA employees joined hands with non-profit organisation ReForest Sri Lanka and the Road Development Authority (RDA) Sri Lanka, in an initiative to expand forest coverage in Sri Lanka. Volunteers from AIA Head Office and branch offices planted 500 sap


Alliance Finance supports leopard conservation efforts

Views - 98 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

The age-old conflict between humans and animals poses a significant threat to the co-existence of both groups and requires tangible solutions to ensure each survives. To contribute towards this endeavour, Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC) has signe


Brandix supports Green Building Council’s ‘Go Green’ campaign

Views - 23 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

A week-long environment awareness campaign, which culminated with an island-wide sapling planting initiative and


Seylan Bank, Ministry of Industry and Commerce to support SMEs

Views - 24 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

With increased awareness about global warming and reducing carbon footprint, the Government of Sri Lanka has implemented


Innovative waste management start-up Grand Winner of Mobitel’s ‘Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak: Season 2’

Views - 153 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Season 2 of the popular tech reality TV show, Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak drew to a close with the start-up idea for an innovative waste management system emerging the clear winner.


Budding local eco-friendly inventors recognised at Sampath Green Inventor Awards ceremony

Views - 25 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

T. Niroshan from the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka emerged as the winner of Sampath Green Inventor 2017


WNPS lecture on dugongs tomorrow

Views - 54 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

There is a mammal of Sri Lanka that can weigh up to 900 kg and grow to 3 metres in length, yet one that is rarely seen and whose


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Bright star Imran Khan could well go the way of his predecessors

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star, anti-corruption crusader and politician, appears to be within reach of his cherished goal of winning the 25 July Pakistan National Assembly (NA) elections and becoming Prime Minister.


Top Cola brand crashing globally; lesson for Sri Lanka

Friday, 20 July 2018

We have heard the age old adage, if a brand is not in line to the trends of a customer, they will cease to exist over time.


Religion and politics: a tale of two hypocrisies

Friday, 20 July 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief,


Sri Lanka’s Trade Information Portal – Bringing local traders one step closer to the global market

Friday, 20 July 2018

Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly moving into the spotlight of the global fashion industry


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