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Righting the Ship: The X-Press Pearl disaster and the imperative for regional maritime cooperation

Righting the Ship: The X-Press Pearl disaster and the imperative for regional maritime cooperation

Githmi Rabel – themorning.lk On 20 May 2021, Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine disaster occurred when a fire erupted on the Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl container ship just 18 km northwest of...

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Environment Minister instructs CEA to mark reserve boundaries to prevent environmental pollution of rivers

Environment Minister instructs CEA to mark reserve boundaries to prevent environmental pollution of rivers

colombopage.com It has been found that various businesses along the river system as well as the people living in the vicinity of rivers are discharging their waste to the river...

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Soil tests to commence next week before distributing organic fertilizer for Maha season

Soil tests to commence next week before distributing organic fertilizer for Maha season

colombopage.com The Department of Agriculture says the soil testing required before distributing the organic fertilizer to the farming community for the Maha season will commence from next week. Director General...

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Experts from Switzerland conducts knowledge-sharing session on organic agro-ecosystem

Experts from Switzerland conducts knowledge-sharing session on organic agro-ecosystem

lankabusinessonline.com A team of experts from Switzerland presently on a 10-day visit in the country conducted an experiential and insightful training session on organic agriculture and ecosystem, a need of...

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‘Achieving renewable energy target possible’

‘Achieving renewable energy target possible’

island.lk The above captioned news item conveys the opinion of a former Addl. General Manager [Commercial] Kanagagnana, who says it is possible to achieve the target set and recommends battery...

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Machinery worth 36 mn donated to aid in beach cleanups following X-Press Pearl tragedy

Machinery worth 36 mn donated to aid in beach cleanups following X-Press Pearl tragedy

themorning.lk Singapore-based global non-profit, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste donated a total of eight BeachTech Hydro Sweepy beach cleaning machinery worth about US$180,000 or Rs. 36 million to the...

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President’s Project to control floods in Colombo will be highly effective – Minister Amaraweera

President’s Project to control floods in Colombo will be highly effective – Minister Amaraweera

dailynews.lk The Colombo St. Sebastian North Lock Gate and Pumping Station Project under the Colombo Metropolitan Development Project for flood control in Colombo is a successful development project initiated by...

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SLN continues Mangrove planting

SLN continues Mangrove planting

defence.lk Enhancing the awareness on marine plant ecosystems, the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) conducted a beach cleaning programme and planted mangrove saplings in the Talaimannar and Nachchikuda areas, yesterday (26...

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Eco Spindles leads the way in plastic recycling by spinning 90 million PET bottles to yarn every year

Eco Spindles leads the way in plastic recycling by spinning 90 million PET bottles to yarn every year

island.lk Eco Spindles and the BPPL group recycles and converts 90 million PET plastic bottles to polyester yarn, annually. The PET plastic to yarn conversion process ensures the lowest carbon...

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Proper yoghurt cup recycling mooted

Proper yoghurt cup recycling mooted

BY THAMEENAH RAZEEK – ceylontoday.lk Approximately 100 tonnes of plastic go as waste in Sri Lanka annually and another 45 million yoghurt cups and similar plastic cups are added to...

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