The proposal made by Minister of Finance and Mas Media, Mangala Samaraweera to obtain the support of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the construction of a light rail system

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.

Small Scale Power Generation Sector through renewable energy sources such as wind power, solar power and biomass sources has contributed effectively to the generation of electricity in Sri Lanka and the country expects to reach a target of 20% of the power supply by renewable energy by 2020. Read more in November 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Sri Lanka.

The Transport Ministry has included the monorail transport system in its master plan prepared with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for developing the urban transport system linking th

Patients believed to be infected with Dengue, had been admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in large numbers, hospital sources said.

The total number of dengue patients reported from all parts of the country during the past four months is 8,654.

The Sri Lankan government has received a US$ 116.63 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to rehabilitate around 10 kilometers of sewer Lines in the greater Colombo area.

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

The Union Assurance in collaboration with the Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council, has taken an initiative to educate children about the risk factors of dengue.