Sri Lanka’s national park Yala is suffering from too many visitors, too many jeeps and this national resource is getting depleted fast. Check out the petition to fix things here.

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මේ Cinnamon Desktop Environment එක Linux Mint වලට හදපු එකක්, Linux Mint වල Cinnamon Edition එකේ එන්නේ මේක හැබැයි මේක Ubuntu හෝ Debian මෙහෙයුම් පද්ධතිය පාදක කරගෙන හදපු ඕනම OS එකකට Install කරන්න පුලුවන්. මමනම් මේක දැම්මේ Xubuntu මෙහෙයුම් පද්ධතියටයි. Windows වලට ආස අයට හොදම DE එක මේක කියලා මම හිතනවා මොකද මේක Windows වල ඉන්ටර්ෆේසස් එකට සමාන කමක් පෙන්වනවා. ...

මේ Cinnamon Desktop Environment එක Linux Mint වලට හදපු එකක්, Linux Mint වල Cinnamon Edition එකේ එන්නේ මේක හැබැයි මේක Ubuntu හෝ Debian මෙහෙයුම් පද්ධතිය මුලික කරගෙන හදපු ඕනම OS එකකට Install කරන්න පුලුවන්. මමනම් මේක දැම්මේ Xubuntu මෙහෙයුම් පද්ධතියටයි. Windows වලට ආස අයට හොදම DE එක මේක කියලා මම හිතනවා මොකද මේක Windows වල ඉන්ටර්ෆේසස් එකට සමාන කමක් පෙන්වනවා. ...

Will baby jumbos snatched from the wild find justice? Published on SundayTimes on 01.11.2015 – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/151101/news/will-baby-jumbos-snatched-from-the-wild-find-justice-169830.html Wildlife Conservation Director-General H.D. Ratnayake has directed his officials to work speedily with the CID to capture dozens of elephants caught illegally from the wild and kept captive in private hands following a stern order by the Colombo Chief Magistrate. Ali Roshan’s lawyers say that confiscated elephants are not being treated well in Pinnawalal

International wildcat experts to meet in Sri Lanka Published on SundayTimes on 01.11.2015 – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/151101/news/international-wildcat-experts-to-meet-in-sri-lanka-169792.html An international summit on Asian wildcats begins tomorrow in Mount Lavinia as local concerns rise over the number of leopards – Sri Lanka’s most charismatic wild cat – killed in the span of a few weeks, some through reckless driving. Sri Lanka is home to four wild- cats: leopards, fishing cats, jungle cats and ...

මේ මා ඔය ඇවිදින විට ගත්තු ඡායාරුප වගයක්. මේවා අලුත් ඒවා. ඒ කියන්නේ ලඟදි ගත්තුවා. ජංගම දුරකතනයේ මතක කාඩ් එක පිරිසිදු කිරීම පිණිස මකන විට ටිකක් තෝරා ගත්තා. හරිනම් අර වල්බිහි වී තියන අනෙක් බ්ලොගයේ තමා දමන්න ඕනේ. බ්ලොග් ටයිරන්ට් … Continue reading → ...

President’s tree-planting programme hopes to avoid mistakes of past Plan to increase forest cover to 32pc and repair ravages. Published on SundayTimes on 25.10.2015 – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/151025/news/presidents-tree-planting-programme-hopes-to-avoid-mistakes-of-past-169126.html President Maithripala Sirisena’s wish to increase Sri Lanka’s forest cover to 32 per cent from the current 29 per cent has been welcomed by environmentalists who point out that Sri Lanka has been steadily losing its forest cover. Next week sees the end ...

City design, transport planning, air quality and public health may fall under the purview of different government agencies. But in our chaotic cities, these factors come together to create urban nightmares. Solutions also require an integrated approach. Can we awaken from this sleep-walking before it’s too late? This is the question I pose – and […]

Meeriyabedda: One year on On October 29, 2014, at 7:30 am, a landslide hit Meeriyabedda, Haldummulla in the Badulla district. The landslide was one of the worst natural disasters recorded in recent times. Although 12 bodies were recovered, nearly 37 were reported missing, buried under the avalanche of mud. At least 192 people were reported missing. Our sister publication Maatram visited the site ...

Repertoire: Animals in action and more A pictorial gateway to Sri Lanka’s nature to be launched  The word Repertoire is defined as “a stock of plays or dances that a performer knows or is prepared to perform”. Be it a male Jungle fowl flapping its wings to mark its territory, a mongoose jumping just a split second before the lethal fangs of a cobra attack it ...

Sampur power plant may pose threat to marine life Published on SundayTimes on 11.10.2015 http://www.sundaytimes.lk/151011/news/power-plant-at-sampur-a-non-starter-167417.html. Please note that the title of the web version should be changed as “Sampur power plant may pose threat to marine life”  The siting of the Sampur Power Plant seems to be unsuitable with its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being rejected twice and the third amended EIA report being currently scrutinised by the Central Environment ...

ඇත්තටම ලියන්න අවශ්‍ය දේ තිබුණත්, ඒවා ලියන්නට අවශ්‍යතාවයක් නැත්නම් ලියවෙන්නේ නැහැ. විශේෂයෙන් අන්තර්ජාලයේ ඉන්න කාලය වෙන දෙයකට යොදවන්න පුළුවන් නම්. දැන් ටිකකට කලින් එක අල්ලපු ගෙදරක අම්මයි දුවයි ඇවිත් දොරට තට්ටු කරලා තැන්කිව් කියා ගියා. ඉස්සරහා ස්වභාවික පථය (නේචර් ස්ට්‍රිප් … Continue reading → ...

Suggestions: Colombo Garbage to Wilpattu. Perth, Australia. The materials used for land reclamation, included general household rubbish.Opposing or being critical of a project should be accompanied by alternative suggestions.Obviously I am critical of Garbage of Colombo shipped to a Landfill in the Wilpattu Buffer zone or for that matter to any interior part of the Sri Lanka. This is simply because the large amount of ...

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