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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 Read more...
 

Strong force winds havoc Sri Lanka

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Strong winds exceeding 80kmph with heavy rain hit Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central province. Matara district worst damage and effected due to heavy strong winds.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 02:34 Read more...
 

Mini Hydro Power Plants? Mafia or not?

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Hydro Power is considered as a really good source of renewable energy. In here Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has some long history which has been spreading throughout few decades. Many major hydro power projects were successfully concluded in here and output of those power plants still contributing to the national electricity supply of a country in a considerable percentage. But with a time, the suitable geographical locations to establish state owned mega hydro power plants became limited and governments had to direct their attentions towards alternative ways. More disastrous alternatives came to the stage within these circumstances. Among them, coal power plants, allowing to run private owned diesel power plants are the major examples in this context. Meanwhile few cunning private companies took an advantage in this gloomy condition from suggesting to establish mini hydro power plants in Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 01:48 Read more...
 

Free Education or Free of Education?

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He came all the way from London; to be precise, The London School of Economics, to help regularize the university education in Ceylon. He established a fully-fledged University at Peradeniya, served as the Vice chancellor and went back to UK to be the Vice Chancellor of The University of Cambridge, U.K.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 November 2017 05:26 Read more...
 

Blue Green Budget 2018 - Sri Lanka

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9 of November 2017, Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the relatively eco-friendly and sustainable budget for year 2018, when we compare that with previous years. He introduced the new budget as a blue green budget.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 November 2017 06:22 Read more...
 
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