The cardamom cultivation which was a major threat to the Knuckles forest reserve has been removed to a greater extent and forest lands belonging to the Lands Reforms Commission will be vested with

Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that attention is being paid to make the eco -friendly certification compulsory for products exported from Sri Lanka.

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) in Sri Lanka and the Science and Environment Centre (SEC) in New Delhi, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on environmental training programm

Twenty nine percent of diesel vehicles and 23 percent of petrol vehicles in government institutions have failed the vehicle emission test, a spokesperson for the Environment Ministry told the Daily

The overall environmental performance is improving in Sri Lanka and it has been ranked as a moderate performer, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released during the World

The Forest Conservation Department (FCD) has carried out reforestation in about 2,000 hectares of forest land during 2011, FCD Conservator General H M Hitisekara told the Daily News.

The Environment Ministry is reviewing the country's environment education system, said Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa.

The Forest Conservation Department (FCD) has not granted permission for a forest clearance within the one mile buffer zone of the Wilpattu National Park, said Conservator General H M Hitisekera whe

Project proponents should prepare Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports in a manner that the public can comprehend easily, Environmental Lawyer Jagath Gunawardena said .

Environment friendly industries and services were recognized for their contribution in environmental conservation at the first National Green Awards ceremony organized by the Central Environmental