CITES CoP18 kicks off in Sri Lanka on trade of endagered species

Geneva, 12 February 2019 – In exactly 100 days from today, the 183 Parties to CITES (182 countries + the European Union) will gather at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the next World Wildlife Conference – the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) to […]
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Stilt Fishing Srilanka’s Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction

WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA — A few dozen meters from the shoreline, fisherman T. H. Sena sits motionless on a wooden stilt, waiting for tourists to come and pose for pictures. A picture in return for money. Stilt fishing is a recent innovation, first adopted just after World War II when food shortages and overcrowded fishing […]
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Tropical depression threatens flooding across Sri Lanka

The last week or so has seen torrential downpours across southern parts of the Bay of Bengal. Southern India and Sri Lanka have both been badly affected and there has been some flooding. The daily downpours look set to continue into the weekend. On Wednesday morning, Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology announced that a tropical […]
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Sri Lanka to modernize railway sector

COLOMBO, Nov. 28 2017 Sri Lanka will modernize its age old railway sector by purchasing over 100 new railway carriages and engines, and developing railway stations, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, quoted by state media, said on Tuesday. De Silva said this will also help the government to strengthen the country’s public transportation sector […]
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Know your enemy – it’s not Facebook, it’s you

By Chathuri Dissanayake View(s): Facebook is not the enemy, said Manoj Jinadasa, senior lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication in the University of Kelaniya. Lack of computer literacy, communication and breakage in family relationships were the real causes for the current surge in new media-related tragedies. “New media is a tool in modern society […]
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