Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka expressed hopes yesterday that Sri Lanka would become the first nation in South Asia to provide electricity to the entire country even before the

About 300 families of Meegaswewa in Thalawa are facing a severe shortage of drinking water.

It is reported that the ongoing illegal sand mining in the Kalpitiya Peninsula is causing extensive environmental damage.

The World Bank on Monday pledged more than $500 million (348 million euros) to aid the drought-strickenHorn of Africa region, asUnited Nations aid chiefs met in Rome to discuss ramping up relief ef

Environmentalists yesterday called on the authorities to suspend a private hydro power project in Warathenna, Kandy after dead fish of a critically endangered species known as Labeo Fisheri, commonly known as the

More than 1,000 motor vehicle owners had lodged complaints with the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) regarding their vehicle engines that had been damaged after using the low quality petrol, the Petroleum Minister said yesterday.

Minister Premajayantha said vehicle owners would be compensated after a special committee, which would be appointed to evaluate the complaints completed its work.

People living in the Nuwara Eliya are perturbed that the area is undergoing climatic changes demonstrated by a prolonged drought and a delay in the south-west monsoonal rains experienced this year.

These monsoonal rains accompanied by strong winds that usually make their presence felt in June and July make life quite unpleasant to the people living in the district.

However, environmentalists

In a shocking and distressing revelation Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday long term malnutrition was as high 41 per cent in Nuwara Eliya with the short term malnutrition was at 11 per cent and called for a sharp change in food patterns among Sri Lankans.

He said malnutrition and anaemia was spreading fast and surprisingly Colombo district was one of the most affected with the

About 30 acres of forest land in Digampathana at Sigiriya were completely destroyed by a fire that ravaged the area, police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said yesterday.

He said the fire was finally doused by forest officers who were assisted by the Dambulla Urban Council fire Brigade, the Sigiriya police and villagers.

SP Jayakody said investigations were being conducted to find out h

A trade off between green energy and fossil fuel energy will also have to be considered, as there are serious limitations in the country