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Over 1 Million affected from Droughts in Sri Lanka

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Disaster Management Center states more than one million people from 15 districts are affected due to severe drought around the country. Mostly, people in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Puttalam, and Vavuniya districts are severely affected and in greater difficulty due to the drought.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:52

Environmentalists urge Govt. to stop Pundaluoya Hydro Power Project

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:35

Extremism against Mother Nature

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Extremism has become a bigger social concern in this century than ever. People have forgotten the very basic rule of mother nature is to encourage variety thus, making the Earth a rich platform for living beings.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:01

Protests against Uma Oya

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A protest was held in Bandarawela to repair a leak in a tunnel of the Uma Oya multipurpose development project. More than 30,000 individuals comprising of religious leaders, local government members, closed shops, markets and other premises joined to force the government to repair the leak in the tunnel and to provide compensation for the damage caused for the people due to the development work carried out in the project.  The project was launched in 2009 to provide irrigation and drinking purposes for Hadapangala and Lunugamwehera reservoirs. The total costs of the project are 530 million US$. According to reports 80 million litres of water each day released due to the water leak in the tunnel.  More than 4000 houses observed with cracks in their walls after the project started.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:10

Dengue fever patients exceeds 69,000

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According to the Epidemiology Unit of Ministry of Health, so far this year 69380 suspected dengue cases have been reported from all over the island compared to the 23,814 case reported for the same period in the previous year, Causing 200 deaths for this year. Health Ministry further states that percentage of school children with dengue fever has increased by 20%.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:28
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