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Priority Bus lanes to ease traffic congestion in the streets of Colombo

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Megapolis and western development ministry introduced priority bus lanes to ease traffic congestion recently.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:41

Use of polythene, rigifoam, shopping bags banned

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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:54

Statement issued by UNIC Colombo on Newly appointed UN Youth Envoy

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations closer to them. The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on empowering young people as rights-holders, agents of change and torchbearers.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 June 2017 04:00

President’s World Environment Day message

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It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:20

Clean Lanka – Let’s begin from home

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Being the pivotal hub of political, economical and commercial activities in the country, Colombo draws hundreds and thousands of individuals every day. The statistics have revealed that the city which nestles 750,000 residents is visited by a staggering number of people amounting to 2 million locals and 250,000 tourists per day. In other words, at any given time Colombo is frequented by 3 million people, who unwittingly contribute towards an unforeseen menace - the surmounting garbage problem.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:48
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