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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka requested the Cabinet on Sunday to declare a climate emergency as monsoon rain failed this year thus triggering a possible scarcity of water for drinking, agriculture and power generation.

He said the country should brace for such eventuality by taking adequate precautions and underscored the importance of ‘climate independence’ promoted by the United Nations.

“That should be done to mitigate the impact of climate change,” he said.

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  • jejs Monday, 08 July 2019 07:14 PM

    SL needs waste water management badly

    sss Monday, 08 July 2019 07:47 PM

    Mr. Champika the engineer, how about sending more low tech housemaids, to cover the dollar demand that includes your importing duty free cars

    Mm Monday, 08 July 2019 09:48 PM

    Declare and then do what ??? May be if you lot declare elections this curse will be broken.

    NADARAJAH Tuesday, 09 July 2019 06:58 AM

    can imagine THE SITUATION AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE PORT CITY AND MILLIONS OF CHINESE NEEDING WATER GETTING PRIORRITY OVER THE LOCAL POPULATION

    RuwanL Tuesday, 09 July 2019 06:58 AM

    Cut more trees and we will have more rain!!! Please stop cutting down the rain forest before you do anything else!

    SL Tuesday, 09 July 2019 07:15 AM

    Let ministers to cut forests and distributes land in green mountain for their cronies. S.Premadasha should focus on building 10 flat buildings with his program instead of single villas so the land can be spared for trees


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