Fisherfolk in Kalpitiya area expressed concern about the destruction of mangroves in the lagoon reservation which is going on unchecked.

They accused the Wildlife Conservation Department and police of not taking steps to prevent this mass environmental damage.

Mangroves to a distance of more than 1000 meters from Kandakudawa to Shakkupitiya villages by the side of Kalpitiya -Palaviya road h

Rasika Somarathna and Priyanka Kurugala
*Eleven deaths
*Around 250,501 displaced
* Anuradhapura: 200,000
* Polonnaruwa: 20,739
* Ampara: 282,685
* Trincomalee: 324,556
* Batticaloa: 240,366
* Badulla: 3,769
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A solar farm would be established in Barathenna in Hambantota to generate low cost power with financial assistance from the Japanese and Korean Governments, officials said.

The project would be carried out in two stages with the first stage financed by the Japanese Government while the Korean Government would finance the second stage, they said.

Japan has already provided Rs.1, 024 million

The Ruhunupura Water Supply project aimed at providing potable water to the Hambantota area is to be completed in four years at a cost Rs.

A Waste Management Project is to be launched in the Karadiyana area in Piliyandala to solve the garbage problem in the Colombo District, according to Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatu

Some 750,817 people belonging to 198,147 families have been affected by floods caused by lashing rains in several districts in the country with nine deaths, nine injured and four persons missing ac

The total amount of funds spent for providing relief for the flood victims in the year 2010 had exceeded Rs 300 million while the Ministry of Disaster Management is slated to spend Rs.

At least 15,914 persons have been displaced and 61 houses have suffered extensive damages and another 232 houses were severely affected due to the prevailing heavy showers and flood conditions, the Disaster Management Center said. At least 3404 families have been displaced due to the heavy rain in Kandy, Matara, Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya, Moneragala, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts.

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Environment with assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday unveiled a draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy that should help the South Asian nation meet and overcome the massive challenge of climate change.

Speaking at the workshop in Colombo to discuss the climate change adaptation strategy for Sri Lanka, Dr D S Jayaweera, Director General

A housing and population census would take place for the 14th time on July 14, 2011, a senior official of the Department of Census and Statistics said, adding that maps and charts of 14,013 Grama N