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Food Security: A crucial aspect missing from COP26

Food Security: A crucial aspect missing from COP26

By Kalainga Seneviratne – dailynews.lk About a third of global gas emissions come from agriculture and land use, yet, the final communique of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, failed to make...

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GOVT’S FERTILIZER DEAL A HIGH-RISK ADVENTURE?

GOVT’S FERTILIZER DEAL A HIGH-RISK ADVENTURE?

Nirmala Kannangara – dailymirror.lk The much controversial fertilizer tender, that was offered to China without analyzing samples to check its compliance with the standards published by the Sri Lanka Standard...

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Climate Transformation as a Critical Global Phenomenon and Impact on Sri Lankan wildlife

Climate Transformation as a Critical Global Phenomenon and Impact on Sri Lankan wildlife

By : W.A. Harshani Abayawardhana (B.Sc(Hons)Env.Sci.) – Environmental Officer Centre for Environmental Justice Climate change, a broad range of worldwide phenomena of climate alteration, has emerged as one of the...

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Too Fast, Too Soon? Sri Lanka’s Fertiliser Ban And Organic Farming Ambitions

Too Fast, Too Soon? Sri Lanka’s Fertiliser Ban And Organic Farming Ambitions

Nilushana Sooriyaarachchi – ROARMEDIA In April this year, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa proposed a complete ban on the import of chemical fertilisers. At the time, a statement from the President’s Office noted that...

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Sri Lanka fertilizer ban too sudden, fraught with uncertainty, farmers unprepared

Sri Lanka fertilizer ban too sudden, fraught with uncertainty, farmers unprepared

MAHADIYA HAMZA – economynext.com ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s plan to move into organic fertilizer was a good move in principle but the sudden shift has left farmers fearful and the...

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Newcomer from Adam’s Peak

Newcomer from Adam’s Peak

An endemic Nelu species discovered in Sri Lanka Krishni Ifham – dailynews.lk A new species of Strobilanthes is found from Sri Lanka. It is named Strobilanthesmedahinnensis Nilanthi as it is...

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CLIMATE RISK COUNTRY PROFILE: SRI LANKA

CLIMATE RISK COUNTRY PROFILE: SRI LANKA

eyesrilanka.com Climate change is a major risk to good development outcomes, and the World Bank Group is committed to playing an important role in helping countries integrate climate action into...

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Govt. succumbs to chemical fertiliser demand

Govt. succumbs to chemical fertiliser demand

Dr. Parakrama Waidyanatha – island.lk The government has, at last, yielded to the unceasing demand of farmers for chemical fertilisers over the last several months, by its recent gazette notification,...

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Everything non-inorganic is not organic

Everything non-inorganic is not organic

By Chandrasena Maliyadde – island.lk The government has decided to convert the entire agriculture production from non-organic into organic. The President has declared that Sri Lanka is the first country...

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“Climate Justice has been Ignored”

“Climate Justice has been Ignored”

Kamanthi Wickramasinghe – DAILYMIRROR 2021 Blue Planet Prize Laureate Prof. Mohan Munasinghe The pandemic is just one shorter term problem among many others like poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and conflictsExtreme...

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