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An analysis of Human-Elephant conflict in Sri Lanka

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Recently the famous tusker, “Dala Puuttuwa of Galigamuwa“was killed and it created a massive public discussion regarding the human –elephant conflicts of Sri Lanka.Finally,investigators found that the intention of killing the mammoth being was sell the tusks and elephant pearls of it.There is a controversy even some Buddhist monk is also connected with this killing and it reveals up to which extent this barbarian phenomenon has been spreading in so called Sinhala Buddhist Country. The human elephant conflict here is not new one, even centuries ago it was in this land according to historical records like Robert Knox.According to data gathered by the Elephant Conservation Unit of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), around 2,844 elephants were killed by farmers and 1,138 people were killed by elephants between the years from 1991 to 2010, while a total of 3,103 homes in Sri Lanka were destroyed by elephants (2004 to 2007)

Last Updated on Friday, 08 December 2017 03:04

National Research Symposium on Sustainable Management in Pigeon Island

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National Research Symposium on sustainable management of Pigeon Island National Park was conducted on April 27th -28th 2017, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka with the theme of Sharing Knowledge for a sustainable management of Pigeon Island Ecosystem.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 08:14

Climate Change-induced SalinizationinSri Lanka

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According to the UNFCCC, “increasing evaporation from rising temperatures contributes to the salinization of soil and water. Salts accumulate in the soils of arid environments. Saline soils contain large amounts of water-soluble salts that inhibit seed germination and plant growth, thereby reducing crop yields.”1 The salinized lands in SriLanka is about 223,000 hectares 2, and salinization is recognized as the major factor contributing to land degradation, which ultimately influence crop yield. The 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka had devastated the coastal areas and salinizeda large extent of paddy lands in the Southern part. Paddy transplanting paddy instead of seedling,as seed germination is sensitive to salts.3

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016 08:11

Organic Agriculture Pilot project conducted by SLYCAN Trust

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The objective of this project is to continue on the positive impacts derived from SLYCAN Trust’s previous project of organic farming in Trincomalee region. The pilot project serves as an effort to continue to emphasize the recognition of multiple marginalized communities living with the need for economic empowerment due to poverty within the region. The previous project has proved to be successful in not only providing them better income and harvest through introducing organic peanut farming, but also in empowering women through enhancing their financial security since women are the ones mostly responsible for farming related activities. In this pilot project, we wish to further enhance capacity building targeting not only women but youths as well as including all ethnicities in the dialogue of organic farming initiatives. Continuous effort will be put towards post-conflict development by establishing specific capacity building centers and providing locals the necessary knowledge and skill sets to successfully sustain an organic farm, and to develop a suitable market for it. This in turn will improve their livelihoods and conditions, empower small-scale farmers to control their own lives and further develop economically, to create a virtuous cycle that could alleviate poverty for many vulnerable households.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:08

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Meanwhile in Srilankannewspapers the TOP heading that we were reading for past few days was “floods and landslides in Srilanka due to nonstop heavy rain” this is one of the biggest disaster which has taken place in Sri lankawhich is after Tsunami (Dec 2004). Many people has died and effected by this, some are lost haven’t found yet. Beginning on 15 and 16 May, a low pressure system triggered strong winds and very heavy rain across much of Sri Lanka. As much as 300 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in some locations. This triggered flooding and landslides, including a landslide near Aranayaka division in Kegalle District, which devastated three villages.nobody was expecting such incident like this after an abnormal sun heat which has caused during Feb – May, have written more about this on our previous articles.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016 07:35
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