The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has initiated an e-waste management programme for the first time in Sri Lanka with the co-operation of some of the private companies, Chairman of the CEA,

To ensure an e-waste free environment in Sri Lanka, the Central Environment Authority (CEA) together with over a dozen business organisations who are operating in home electronics, information technology, telecommunications industries and waste management service providers have launched an electronic waste management project to eradicate the growing e-waste crisis in Sri Lanka.

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A religious ceremony in connection with a programme to provide potable water and toilet facilities to 1500 temples in remote parts of the country was inaugurated at the Kataragama Kiriwehera and the Hunupitiya Gangarama worksite yesterday.

The project has been implemented under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of the Gangarama Temple, the Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera.

A herd of more than 70 elephants that roamed into the Kiralogama area in Thalawa in the early hours of yesterday morning caused much havoc and trampled a villager to death. The victim E.M.P.

Importers of Electronic consumer durables will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Central Environment Authority (CEA) in a fortnight to collect, and dispose of e-waste, officials said.

A water supply scheme to supply safe water to several areas including Alanthudawa and Minniya farmer colonies in the Kalpitiya Divisional Secretariat was commissioned by Minister Dinesh Gunawardene recently. It fulfilled a long felt need in view of a health hazard created by excessive use of agro- chemicals and synthetic fertilizer that caused contamination of ground water.

The 489 families displaced by the construction of the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power project have now been accommodated in six settlements in housing units based on the floor areas occupied by them previously, the National Development Media Centre said yesterday.

At the time they were dislocated many of them were living in tin-roofed line rooms consisting of one verandah and a room with no kitchen o

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck an area close to Sri Lanka last morning. There were no reports of casualties or damage nor is there a threat of a tsunami, the tsunami warning centre said yesterday.

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said the earthquake struck at 02.33 a.m. 1,151 kilometers (716 miles) south-southeast of Colombo and at a depth of some 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is in the process of drawing up plans to fine those who litter garbage along the roadside in order to curb health hazards and other inconveniences caused to the public as a result of people dumping garbage along key roads, Chairman of the CEA Professor W. Abeyewikrema told Daily Mirror online.

The government has allocated Rs.15 million to erect an electric fence to a distance of 30km at Moragahakanda to prevent elephants frequenting areas inhabited by humans.