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September
2017

President Presents Environmental Excellence Awards: Towards Creating Environmentally Friendly Future

The Environmental Pioneer President Medal Awarding Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the President House, recently.

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15
September
2017

Strong winds expected

Fairly strong winds can be expected over the country from today including the surrounding sea areas. Met department states that Northern, North- Central, North Western provinces could experience light showers.

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15
September
2017

Experts convene to address human mobility changes in Hindu Kush region

Experts convene at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in the region’ on the conclusion of ‘Regional Knowledge Forum on 'Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Sustainable Development Goals in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. The workshop was participated by many academics from Asia and was held at ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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14
September
2017

From Stockholm to Paris:Climate Crisis

Day by day, world has been being covered by natural disasters including droughts, floods, hurricanes and many more. When we consider about our day to day lives, our observances over natural surroundings around us, generally we all have a perception that there is something wrong with nature and something which has bad future effects has been happening.

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15
September
2017

National Marine Resource conservation week commenced

President Maithripala Sirisena today declared National marine resource conservation week. This was launched in parallel with International coastal cleanup day.

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15
September
2017

“Forced From Home” exhibit carries a strong message across the United States

Field worker Dr. David Kuwayama conducting a session at the exhibit

Medicines Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) kicked off their exhibit and awareness programs first session in Boulder, Colorado last week. Forced from home is a travelling exhibition that is designed to give visitors a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the people forced to flee for their safety. The exhibition access is free for the general public.

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10
September
2017

Hurricane Irma devastates Florida

According to reports 6.3 million people in Florida was forced evacuate due to hurricane Irma.

Currently 1 million households are without power.

 
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September 20, 2017 - More than 200 reported killed in Mexico earthquake
According to reports 216 bodies been recovered so far from 7.1-magnitude earthquake which struck Mexico on Tuesday, 21 confirmed to be children under age of 10 years. Local media reports said soldiers had administered oxygen to one trapped child through a tube. ...more
September 20, 2017 - 6.1 Magnitude tremors hit east coast of Japan
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September 10, 2017 - Hurricane Irma devastates Florida
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September 08, 2017 - Mexico Earthquake: Tsunami warnings issued
  8.1 magnitude earthquakes struck off the coasts of Mexico killing five people so far. Currently evacuations are underway across the region due to tsunami warnings. ...more
September 05, 2017 - Natural disasters create havoc across the world this summer
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August 17, 2017 - 600 missing in Sierra Leone due to landslides
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August 01, 2017 - Over 200 people killed due to floods in India
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June 25, 2017 - More than 100 people still missing in China
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May 27, 2017 - Death Toll Rise in Sri Lanka
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October 16, 2017 - Keep a Sapling like a Girl - Says President
Pic by Iran Lokugamage “keep and protect a sapling which is planted by you, like a way you keep and protect a little girl with love and compassion from her birth to young age. That was why we started the reforestation project –Vana Roopa(planting program) on the International Day of girl Chil...more
September 24, 2017 - Strong winds along the coastal line
Met Department states that strong winds could experience in the coastal areas within the next 72 Hours.  Heavy showers will occur at times in the Bay of Bengal to the north-east and east of the island. ...more
September 15, 2017 - National Marine Resource conservation week commenced
President Maithripala Sirisena today declared National marine resource conservation week. This was launched in parallel with International coastal cleanup day. ...more
August 17, 2017 - Priority Bus lanes to ease traffic congestion in the streets of Colombo
Megapolis and western development ministry introduced priority bus lanes to ease traffic congestion recently. ...more
July 12, 2017 - Use of polythene, rigifoam, shopping bags banned
Central Environment Authority (CEA) has banned the use of polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam boxes and shopping bags, with effect from 1st of September. In a bid to make Sri Lanka polythene-free and find a sustainable solution to solid waste management, President Maithripala Sirisena has announced a n...more
June 26, 2017 - Statement issued by UNIC Colombo on Newly appointed UN Youth Envoy
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringin...more
June 05, 2017 - President’s World Environment Day message
It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature. ...more
April 28, 2017 - Clean Lanka – Let’s begin from home
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April 28, 2017 - Garbage Disposal Gazette notified today.
Gazette notification of garbage collection and disposal was tabled in the parliament today. ...more
April 24, 2017 - Dry Weather to continue with high Temperatures
Department of Meteorology states that rain is expected after firsts week of May.  According to Met department a strong solar energy hitting the surface of the Indian Ocean region and the temperature could rise in 5C in some areas. ...more