A mini-cyclone, that struck Pitaduwa on Sunday evening, severely damaged a number of houses and downed power lines. Some of the damaged houses had their roofs blown off.

A two-acre stretch of land, on the Nikoloya hill in Rattota, Matale was lost through a fresh landslide yesterday.

Following the recent heavy rains, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has identified 300 new landslide-prone areas in many parts of the country, including the Gampaha and Colombo dis

The government had decided to construct 200 mini hydropower projects, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.

Sri Lanka and India were discussing a bi-lateral agreement on how to ensure safety in case of a nuclear accident, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told Parliament yesterday.

India’s spending on agriculture research and development, though among the best in South- Asia, is still much below its nearest competitors like Brazil and China, a report by the International Food

Fires that erupted on Tuesday night, in three forest reserves in Vavuniya and in two places in the Badulla district, destroyed over 30 acres of forest. However, they were brought under control.

Fires that erupted in a forest at Eravur and in a hill forest area in Wilgamuwa on Monday afternoon destroyed about 10 acres but were brought under control by yesterday afternoon.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the government to formulate a regulatory framework to control the quality of imported fertilizers and pesticides and test them for nephro-toxic agents

Environmentalists are up in arms against a proposed housing project, in the 36-acre mangroves associated with the Negombo lagoon.