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Sri Lanka Ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement

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I last updated on the Climate Agreement of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, when Peru submitted the instruments of ratification in July. The latest is that Sri Lanka today ratified the agreement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:30 Read more...
 

WFP DELIVERS CASH ASSISTANCE TO CYCLONE ROANU SURVIVORS IN SRI LANKA

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Ms. Susana Rico, Officer in Charge of World Food Programme in Sri Lanka and Dr. R. H. S. Samarathunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance in Sri Lanka

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will  provide cash assistance to more than 40,000 people affected by recent floods in the hardest-hit districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle and Ratnapura.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 19:12 Read more...
 

National Sustainable Development Engagement Platform

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Professor Ajith De Alwis , Professor Sugathapala, Uchitha De Zoysa, Hon. Susil Premajayantha Minister for Science and Technology, Hon.Sarath Ekanayake Chief Minister for Central Province, Sajith Wijesuriya, Karin Fernando at  the panel discussion

The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife (MoSDW), with a view of engaging all stakeholders launched the National Sustainable Development Engagement Platform and the Transformation Dialogue  at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla, Colombo.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 06:15 Read more...
 

Environmental and Social Justice Awarded to Ifham Nizam, Editor The Sunday leader Newspaper

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Senior Advisor to President, Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana hands over the award titled Environmental and Social Justice Award 2016’ to Ifham Nizam, News Features Editor of The Sunday Leader Newspaper, in recognition of outstanding contribution for environmental conservation, defending environmental and social justice in Sri Lanka.

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ), Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka and Local Environmental Organisation in Weli Oya organized the award ceremony at Kotaweheramankanda, Weli Oya, Thanamalwila to mark the World Environment Day.


 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:57
 

Protests to Reinstate Dr. Pilapitiya as DG of Wildlife

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A protest was staged today to urge the government to reinstate Wild life department Director General Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya who resigned earlier from his posts due to political pressure.  Sources said that  the resignation came due to an incident took place in Yala wildlife park where Wildlife minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has exerted pressure on warden of the Yala wildlife park Suranga Ratnayake to apologize to minister Sajith Premadasa.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 08:17 Read more...
 
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