The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) launched a solid waste management programme under the pilisaru project to help North Western Province local authorities regularize solid waste management.

Speaking at its launching ceremony at Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha auditorium recently, Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said , it is a duty of all to keep our environment clean and a maj

The entire country will be connected to a single power network including the northern province in the year 2011 and the project would cost more than $ 80 million, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) E.A.S.K. Edirisinghe said.

At least 14 percent of power generated by various power plants in the country was wasted while in distribution owing to technical reasons, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) sources said.