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Special Gazette notification issued to protect four forests areas near Wilpattu Sanctuary

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President Maithripala Sirisena signed a special gazette notification declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli,Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu forest Reserve under the 3A of the Forest Conservation Ordinance.

This declaration of four forests as one reserve is expected to protect all forests located near the Wilpattu North Sanctuary belonging to the Department of Forest Conservation.The president signed the special gazette notification during  his three day official visit to Russia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 03:54

Sri Lanka Move forward on national Road Map for Sustainable Development

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Sri Lanka is committed to implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. In doing so, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife as the national focal point for the SDGs in Sri Lanka is planning the National SDG Roadmap towards building capacity of the nation for enabling sustainable development. This workshop was held to formulate strategies and action plans for women and youth engagement for SDGs in Sri Lanka. The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka supported in organizing the workshop and together with other key stakeholder engagement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:20

Path to Sustainable Era launched

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The first national conference of Sri Lanka National Congress was held yesterday (Feb. 28) at the BMICH with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 17:24

President instructs a gazette notification to extend wilpattu Forests cover

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed authorities to publish a gazette notification to declare Wilpatthu Sanctuary as a wildlife zone. Further President also instructed the officers concerned and investigate allegations of destruction took place at Wilpattu Sanctuary in the areas of Mannar and Puttalam districts and to  deploy a special team to inquire into it and submit a report.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 January 2017 08:43

No caged animals in Dehiwala Zoo

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Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini  Jayawickrama Perera stated that measures been taken to upgrade Dehiwala National Zoological gardens in to a night park by the month of December.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:54
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