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Crisis Continues in Wilpattu Wild Life Park

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Four leading environmental associations had charged Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen illegally for clearing 18,000 acres of forest land belonging to leading wildlife parks in three districts, The Center for Environmental justice, the Environment Conservation Trust, the Sri Lanka Environment Congress and the Buddhist Collective for Nature states the Minister had cut down trees in forest reserves at 14 locations in the districts of Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu. Center for Environmental Justice Executive Director Hemantha Vithanage said the forests have been cleared violating the Environmental Act. Mr. Vithnage said the resettlement of internally displaced persons was completed in 2012 but the forests were being cleared under the guise of making room for re-settling people.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 16:42

Let us protect our right to access clean drinking water

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Youth United for Social Good have organize a campaign on ¨Let us protect our right to access clean drinking water¨ to stress the need for us all to unite and work towards safeguarding our water resources.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 06:52

New born Rhino in Dehiwala

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Black Rhinoceros cub was born in Dehiwala Zoo last Tuesday (07) which is considered to be vulnerable to endangerment in near future. The Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is listed among the top ten threatened species in the red book.

The black rhino pair has been brought to Sri Lanka based upon the exchange programme with Japan in 2007 thus given the same name as 'Kosala' and 'Anula', the two elephant cubs given to Japan under the same exchange programme.


Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 07:45

Heavy Rain Affects 300 Families

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According to Disaster Management Center 1267 people from 300 families have been affected by the prevailing inclement weather.


Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 07:07

Environmentalists Claims Wheel promoting Sport tourism destroys Forested Areas

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Environmentalists claim that the upcoming Commando 4x4 Expedition will destroy the forested areas in in SriLanka. Expedition will kick off from August 3 to 9 covering a distance of 775 km from Point Pedro to Uva Kuda Oya including some of country’s finest beaches, lagoons, jungles and mountains in the Eastern coastal belt . Environmentalists fears that this will enter the list of greatest man-made environmental destruction of SriLanka, if the event will take place as scheduled environmentalist claims  it will cause many environment hazards under the cover of ‘Sports Tourism’ banner which has become a common phenomenon in Sri Lanka during recent times.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:24
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