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ජූලි
2017

Least developed countries face challenges in financing sustainable development agenda

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)
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Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a United Nations report released today.

"While we continue to see mixed progress for this group of countries, there is tremendous potential to close the gaps and achieve momentum toward their investment needs,” said Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the newly-appointed High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, in a press release. Under-Secretary-General ‘Utoikamanu urged these

අවසන් යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම 2017 ජූලි 19 වෙනි බදාදා, 20:12 තව දුරටත් කියවන්න...
 
17
ජූලි
2017

Eleven of the world's leading banks to work with United Nations to promote climate transparency

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)
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Representing over $ 7 trillion, the banks include ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi, Itaú, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, Standard Chartered, TD Bank Group and UBS

අවසන් යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම 2017 ජූලි 17 වෙනි සදුදා, 12:32 තව දුරටත් කියවන්න...
 
12
ජූලි
2017

Use of polythene, rigifoam, shopping bags banned

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)
There are no translations available.

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 number of measures including the ban on the import, manufacture and sale of lunch sheets and a ban on the use of polythene for decorations.

Cabinet approval was granted on Tuesday for a series of measures proposed by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment to gradually end the use of polythene and thus minimize its environmental impact.While banning polythene use for decorations the manufacture, sale and use of polythene of 20 microns or less for essential activities on the approval of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).

The short term measures also include the ban on the manufacture, import or sale of containers, plates, cups, spoons made of polystyrene, the ban on the sale of processed or cooked meals packed in polythene containers and the promotion of paper, cloth or reed bags or biologically degradable plastics for customers when purchasing items in stores, prohibition of burning polythene and plastic in open places introduction and promotion of biologically degradable polythene and plastics.

Tax concessions would be provided to import machinery for the manufacture of biologically degradable plastic and a cess tax of 15% on the import of plastic raw material and goods. In the long term the use of recycled plastic products would be banned.

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the reporters at the weekly cabinet news briefing yesterday that the short term measures will be effective from Tuesday after the proposals were approved by the Cabinet.

The long and medium term measures need legislative approval for their implementation and therefore it takes time.Responding to a journalist, he said people would go back to good old habits of using perishable lunch wrappers and food containers when the ban of polythene was in place.

Source :Sandun Jayasekara, Daily Mirror

අවසන් යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම 2017 අගෝස්තු 09 වෙනි බදාදා, 17:54
 
15
ජූලි
2017

WORLD INNOVATION SUMMIT FOR HEALTH RELEASES REPORT ON DEMENTIA

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)
There are no translations available.

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) has published a report highlighting the need for relevant agencies to work collaboratively when building a national policy that supports people with dementia and their families, and ensures the delivery of effective services.

 

The report also highlights the benefit of collaborative efforts in the areas of research and innovation, and elaborates on the various challenges and mechanisms of success for developing a dementia plan, as well as ways of strengthening the research infrastructure and identifying national priorities.

අවසන් යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම 2017 ජූලි 15 වෙනි සෙනසුරාදා, 15:12 තව දුරටත් කියවන්න...
 
02
ජූලි
2017

Environmentalists urge Govt. to stop Pundaluoya Hydro Power Project

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)
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Mini Hydro Power Stations proposed to be constructed based on water fed regions of Kothmale Divisional Secretariat have exposed the entire Kothmale valley to a serious environmental crisis. A number of Hydro power Projects based on Pundalu Oya, Puna Oya and  Ramboda Oya have already begun.

අවසන් යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම 2017 ජූලි 04 වෙනි අඟහරුවාදා, 10:35 තව දුරටත් කියවන්න...
 
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