Sri Lanka's Central Bank has sounded a note of caution and over the rising burden of renewable power on consumers as the proportion of non-conventional renewable power (NCRE) increases in the grid.

The Tokyo Cement Group switched on their second Biomass power plant on April 5th to supply the largely rural region of Mahiyanganaya with 5MW of clean and constant energy. This Rs.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had appointed a special committee to protect the farmers affected by drought.

Sri Lanka Customs yesterday set a record by busting a huge international Rosewood smuggling operation. They detected 420 MT of the rare timber meant for transshipment.

Around 9,000 new tuberculosis (TB) patients are detected annually in Sri Lanka.

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has taken an initiative with the assistance of eight other state run institutions and the private sector to make this year’s annual Siripada Pilgrim Season

About 50 per cent of school children are suffering from iron deficiency in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s largest urban wetland, the Muthurajawela Wetland Sanctuary, performs many important ecological functions, particularly in the area off the North coast of Colombo up to Negombo.

Ambassador for Japan in Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo recently signed an aid agreement with programme unit chief & Acting Director Civic Force, Megumi Kuwana, for disaster management in Sri Lanka.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament yesterday that smoking killed about 20,000 persons a year in Sri Lanka.