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Wed, 22 Jan 2020
Illegal landfilling and sand mining continue beside the Bolgoda Lake causing massive environmental damage but the authorities were keeping mum over the issue, residents of Koralawella and Borupana in Moratuwa lamented.
They said some hotel owners had
Close to 300 stray dogs that roamed the streets within the city limits of the Ja-Ela Urban Council area were given injections for rabies and were sterilised during a health campaign held last week.
“The camp was held at 14 centres
Fishermen engaged in fresh water fishing in the Bolgoda Lake complained that their stake-net (Ja-kotu) fishing has been affected by the garbage thrown into the lake by moving vehicles from the Moratuwa Bridge, the chemicals released by factories and
Residents and commuters complained that they have to face many difficulties due to stray cattle and dogs roaming in the Ja-Ela town and its by-roads .
They said stray dogs try to attack the passers by and there were a few incidents of people getti
With the intention of improving the public health and water environment in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) had finished the development process of the strategic master plan for a Wastewater Management Pro
Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council with the help of the students of the of the Colombo University Arts Faculty launched an environmental promotion programme to clean the Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia beach through “Shramadana” The programme na
The construction work of the New Mutwal Storm Water Drainage Tunnel in Colombo-North to mitigate negative physical, social and economic impacts of floods kicked off recently.
At the launch of the construction work, Megapolis and Western Developmen
The residents of Moratuwa and others who use Digarolla Bridge to reach the Southern Province require a permanent bridge in place of the dilapidated Digarolla Bridge which seems to be never being repaired after it was closed in an arbitrary manner a f
Pavements in Galle Road from Sri Dharmapalarama Road Junction in Mount Lavinia up to the Maliban Junction in Ratmalana have been in a dilapidated condition with broken down gully covers creating death traps.
Residents of the area pointed out the p
The disposing of clinical waste, or waste in general, is a foetid issue, with the country lacking a national policy in garbage disposal and many vested parties including politicians interfering in the matter.
The Muthurajawela Wetlands, which spans over 1,700 hectares and rich in biodiversity, is slowly facing its destruction owning to a number of man-made issues including a recent decision by the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to set up a Clinical was
Residents of Dehiwala, Ratmalana, Attidiya and Mount Lavinia expressed concern about the sad state of the public market at Dehiwala that had been neglected for a long time.
They pointed out that the public market that provided consumer services to
The government has not yet shown any interest to envisage a business plan to develop the Lotus Tower project, Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Coordinating Consultant and the Team Leader of the project, said.
The consultants had already requested for the d
The bus operational system and the maintenance system of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was nationalised in 1956 were at a higher standard at the inception. Two main workshop were established at Werahera and Ja-Ela to rehabilitate and rep
Sri Lanka’s railway (SLR) sector is slated to embark on a modernization programme as the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation slated to make some key changes with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The ADB has pledged assi
The coast and the shallow sea areas stretching from Wattala to Negombo have become one of the most polluted coastal belt in the country. This sea stretch has been polluted by garbage largely encompassing of polythene and plastics. We visited the area
Members of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) have got into a confrontation recently with regard to a contract that have been signed by the officials of the council during the time it was under a special commissioner in early 2018. As per the agree
The waste water drains in Quarry Road behind the Dehiwala Zoo have been in a dilapidated condition creating an eyesore in the area and a serious health hazard much to the anxiety of the residents of the area. The public pointed out that thousands of
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has introduced a set of guidelines to be followed by all the food
Housed in an octagonal building structure with magnificent display walls is the sales centre of the Colombo Port City or the Colombo International Financial City
Turning a new chapter in the transport service in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC) under the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has taken steps to launch a luxury
They say only a woman can truly understand another woman’s pain. That’s why even when the journey of life takes a turn to the worst, a woman’s ability and the empathy to understand and help another woman cannot be suppressed.
The 19th instalment of the ‘Gamata Eliyak-Purapathi Mehewara’ (upgrading villages-mayoral mission) programme was launched by the Moratuwa Municipal Council in the Borupana
Under this progra
Embillawatta road off Dehiwala-Maharagama main road in Boralesgamuwa has been in a dilapidated state due to neglect of maintenance over a long period, while the people are facing hardship for want of other basic facilities.
Residents of the ar
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared open the newly constructed Home Affairs Ministry Complex at Elvitigala Mawatha in Narahenpita on Thursday. Ministers Vajira Abeywardena, P. Harrison, State M
Motherhood means bearing any pain and obstacle for the betterment of the children. A mother would never hesitate to take up even the most difficult occupation, competing on par with men, so she can provide for the children. We saw such a brave mother
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