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National Exhibiton to promote Organic Foods

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"Wasa Wisa Nethi Jathika Pola" A Toxin-Free Nation, a National Exhibition to promote organic foods and organic farming was ended recently in Sri Lanka. This was the firsts ever National Exhibition which was held to promote safe agricultural practices and organic farming in Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 04:53 Read more...
 

IMF finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for Fossil fuels in 2015.It is greater than the total health spend

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Climate change and Fossil fuel are always discussed together. According to a shocking new estimate by the International Monetary Fund-IMF fossil fuel companies are largely benefiting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, corresponding to $10m a minute every day. Yes that is the real cost in using fossil fuels!

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2016 08:50 Read more...
 

Inclement Weather in Colombo

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Inclement weather was reported today in Colombo where number of shops and houses reported damage today.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 06:01 Read more...
 

Chronic Disease in El Salvador and Sri Lanka

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For nearly two decades, large areas of El Salvador have been affected by an align epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The less known disease had hampered the lives of youth who were breadwinners of most of the families. Following its emergence in the 1990s, the disease was widely ignored by authorities even as it devastated impoverished rural communities. Only now, bolstered by a growing body of scientific research, governments have begun to vigorously search for causes and solutions.  Based on medical reports death toll has reached at least 20 000.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 07:53 Read more...
 

African Tusks Destroyed in Galle Face Green

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Picture by Nilusha Rusiru

Sri Lanka became the first’s country in Asia Pacific to destroy 400 million worth tons of Ivory today. Ivory came from a single shipment of 359 tusks, weighing 1.5 tons, which was seized by customs authorities at the Port of Colombo in May 2012. The shipment was in transit from Kenya to Dubai. DNA testing later showed that the tusks came from Tanzania.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 07:37 Read more...
 
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