According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, in 2011 alone, 302 hazards resulted in disasters that claimed almost 30,000 lives, affected over 206 million people and inflicted
The principal authority providing safe drinking water in Sri Lanka, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says that 45 percent of the water supplied to Colombo city is wasted.
Rapid urbanisation may lead to 605 million people in Asia going without improved drinking water sources by 2015, says a new report by Asian Development Bank and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
COLOMBO: Police arrested 53 people for failing to eliminate stagnant water and other mosquito breeding grounds as Sri Lanka tries to prevent dengue fever, which has infected thousands already this
Sri Lankan authorities are taking measures to establish a warning system to alert to a possible radiation leak from the nuclear plants in the Tamil Nadu state of neighboring India.
An earth tremor was experienced by people in Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts during early hours yesterday.
The Transport Ministry in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has commenced a technical cooperation project to conduct a comprehensive study and formulate an urban
Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa granted approval to declare 17 jungles in seven districts as national forest reserves through a gazette notification as per the provisions of the Wildl
Dengue has claimed 55 lives. Nearly 1,500 dengue cases had been reported from all parts of the country during the past five months.
Mayor of Colombo A. J. M.
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