Around 35 acres of forest was destroyed on Saturday in a fire that erupted in the protected areas of the Castlereagh reservoir and Devon Falls.
Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the cleanest countries in the region in a global Mid-Year Pollution Index for 2015.
The Colombo District reports the largest number of dengue cases this year and the situation is similar to the past few years, Epidemiology Unit sources said.
The Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry will soon introduce a special red label on bottled drinks which have an excessive sugar content.
The export of Glyphosate will be banned in Sri Lanka from the next cultivation season, Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said.
The heavy rains experienced during the weekend caused floods in Colombo, Kalutara and Galle Districts while inundating many roads.
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has decided to immediately intervene into the matter of hazardous waste dumping by a factory in Bingiriya, CEA Chairman Prof.
The authorities should take immediate steps to reverse the process of water pollution caused by oil waste in Vallikamam in the North, Jaffna University Medical Faculty Prof.
The report that regional groundwater in and around Chunnakam, Jaffna, does not consist dangerous pollutants, was a great relief to the public and is a major step in the positive direction, opined M
Maternal deaths during the pregnancy period or due to post-partum complications have reduced in the Northern Province over the last few years.
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