The Department of Wildlife Conservation is cooperating strategically with Sri Lanka Railways to prevent increasing elephant deaths on railway tracks before it can manifest into a elephant-train con

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board has intensified contamination investigations into water wells in the Eastern Province following Monday's water contamination incident that saw hospitalization of 64 students at Dharussalam School in Sammanthurai.

The victims were admitted to the Sammanthurai Base Hospital for vomiting, dizziness and episodes of headaches which they encountered after

The Health Ministry Food Control Department yesterday warned fruit traders against using Carbide gas for accelerated ripening of fruits, stating that the Health Ministry will take stern action against those found involved in producing and selling such inedible or contaminated fruits.

Calcium Carbide is widely used by traders in spite of it being a banned practice.

Environment and Natural Resources Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said, he will not withhold the Waste Management Project, that was started in Dompe by his ministry, because of unfair demonstrations and picketing campaigns staged against it by a few groups.

The Environment and Natural Resources Ministry and the Urban Development Authority will take over the control of the four of Sri Lanka's largest waste dumping sites from respective Municipal Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas in keeping with a Cabinet decision to manage urban solid waste on a firm footing, said Environment and Natural Resources Minister Champika Ranawaka.

The Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, the Transport Ministry and the Motor Traffic Commissioner

The Central Environment Authority is formulating a program to deal with electronic waste found at State institutions as huge amounts of unused electrical and electronic equipment have piled up without being disposed of for years.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed Environment and Natural Resources Minister Champika Ranawaka and Urban Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to step up action to address the country's growing garbage problem at a special meeting held at Temple Trees.