LIGHTNING ALERT BY METEOROLOGICAL AUTHORITIES

Severe lightning alert issued for 9 districts  

OCEAN PLASTIC REDUCTION PROJEST USAID COMMENCES TO SRI LANKA

USAID commences 5-yr. ocean plastics reduction project in SL & Maldives The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the official launch of a planned 5-year project in Sri Lanka and Maldives to reduce environmental plastics by decreasing industrial…

LIVESTOCK DEATHS ON THE INCREASE

Number of death livestock increases   The Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has released the latest figures on the number of animals that died in the North and Eastern Provinces due to the adverse weather conditions over the…

COLD WEATHER TO CONTINUE

Cold weather to continue   The prevailing cold weather is expected to continue across the country, the Department of Meteorology said. This is due to the wind currents blowing into the country as an impact of the cyclone Mandaus, which…

NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO SRI LANKA

No Tsunami threat to SL   The Meteorology Department stated that there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka at the moment following the earthquake near the South of Sumatra. Therefore, the coastal areas are declared safe, it adds. An…

TOP OFFICIAL OF CENTRAL ENVIRONMENT AUTHORITY INVLOVES IN DESTRUCTION OF KNUCKLES HERITAGE RESERVE

A top official of the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and his son are engaged in a hotel project being constructed in an ecologically sensitive area which also has a historical, cultural and agricultural value in the Rathkinda area of Matale,…

THREE LAGOONS TO BECOME CONSERVATION ZONES

3 lagoons to become conservation zones The government has approved the designation of the area including the Sambalathivu, Nayaru and Nandikkadal in the Trincomalee district as forest conservation zones, Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The…

MAIZE FARMERS TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE

Maize farmers to be registered online The Department of Agrarian Development has taken steps to register maize farmers online. The measure has been initiated to streamline the maize cultivation ahead of the upcoming Maha season. The maize cultivation was affected…

IN KUMANA “PAADA YAATHRA” DEVOTEES DUMPED FIVE TONNES OF PLASTIC

5 tonnes of plastic dumped by ‘Paada Yaathra’ devotees in Kumana National Park authorities say that 05 tonnes of trash including plastic and polythene were collected after the park was opened for devotees who had participated in this year’s ‘Pada…

MADHAVEE POSSESSES ALL TRAITS OF A VOCAL SINGER AND ACTRESS ON ROUTE TO PINNACLE OF FAME

 MADHAVEE POSSESSES All TRAITS OF A VOCAL SINGER AND ACTRESS ON ROUTE TO PINNACLE OF FAME    Predominantly the traits of virtuous singer are that he or she should possess a ‘voice trained’ vocal voice ,love for music, self-confidence, commitment,…