Environment

Recycling Drop Box for pens & toothbrushes handed over to PM

A recycling drop box for carbon pens and toothbrushes was handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa by Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today.

A landmark court ruling on Wilpattu deforestation: An analysis

The decision by the Court of Appeal against Rishad Bathuideen on his conduct, with regard to the violations of multiple laws in the destruction caused to the Kallaru Forest Reserve as the minister in charge of Industry and Commerce is one that could have far reaching impact.

Gone with the wind…. Will harnessing wind power in the Mannar region adversely impact the areas unique bird population?

As Sr Lanka is set to launch it’s first ever large scale wind farm, there are significant issues at hand with regard to its impact on the bird population in the Mannar region, where the wind power generation project is located.

Making artificial coral reefs - a strategy worth pursuing

Seas off Trincomalee are set to welcome the birth of a new coral reef, courtesy Sri Lanka Navy. The recent decision to use two of its decommissioned ships to help support the formation of an artificial coral reef could turn out to be mini colonies of coral as well, in time to come.

Dumping of H&M labels raise questions about Corporate Responsibility in apparel sector

The discovery of few thousand labels belonging to a global clothing brand buried inside a Nature Reserve has raised a number of issues with regard to Corporate Responsibility within the industry.

Mount Lavinia Beach clean up

Large amounts of waste is getting washed ashore along the Mount Lavinia beach in the past two weeks & has led to a massive clean up effort.

Green Zone coming to life in Port City

The public recreational area of Port City Colombo which is slated to be completed by next year is coming to life, with trees and plants forming an oasis amidst the acres of reclaimed land.