World’s first EleFriendly bus launches in Wasgamuwa

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The first EleFriendly bus in the world was launched on the 23rd of May, in a village in the Wasgamuwa National Park. The launch was held in the Pussellayaya Temple within the Wasgamuwa National Park, located in the middle of Sri Lanka. This bus will help reduce human-elephant conflict by allowing the villagers to safely cross the ancient elephant corridor ...

සරතුත් ගියා එහෙනම්!

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මා කැමති බ්ලොග් ලියපු අය ටික දෙනා මේකෙන් අයින් වී යන වග මා දුටුවේ කලක සිට. සමහරුන්ට අයින් වෙන්න මාත් එන්කරේජ් කර තියනවා. එයට හේතු මෙහි ලියන්න යන්නේ නැහැ. අපේ පෞද්ගලික ජිවිතයේ සාර්ථකත්වය බ්ලොග් ලිවීමට වඩා ගොඩක් වැදගත්. එයිට එහා … Continue reading → ...

සුන්දර ස්කොට්ලන්තය - ඡායාරූප එකතුව #5

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ආර්ගයිල් වන උයන, ට්‍රොසැක්ස් ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය, දකුණු ස්කොට්ලන්තය.13වැනි ශතවර්ෂයට අයත් උර්කුහාර්ට් මාලිගාවේ (Urquhart Castle) නටබුන්. පසුබිමින් පෙනෙන්නේ සුප්‍රකට ලොක් නෙස් (Loch Ness) විලයි. මෙම මාලිගාව හා ලොක් නෙස් විල කඳුකර ස්කොට්ලන්තයේ පිහිටා ඇත.එක්සත් රාජධානියට අයත් විශාලතම මිරිදිය විල වන ලොක් ලොමොන්ඩ් විල ස්කොට්ලන්තයේ කඳුකර ප්‍රදේශයේ (Scottish Highlands) පිහිටා ඇත.ස්කොට්ලන්තයේ ස්වදේෂීය භාශාව වන ගේලික් (Gaelic) භාශාවෙන් "ලොක්" යන වචනය "විල" හෝ ...

සුන්දර ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව - ඡායාරූප එකතුව #4

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වයින්ග්ලාස් බේ, ෆ්‍රේසින්ට් ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය, ටැස්මේනියාව, ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව.ඇඩ්මිරල්ස් ආර්ච් ස්වභාවික ආරුක්කුව, කැනගරු දූපත, ෆ්ලින්ඩර්ස් චේස් ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය, දකුණු ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව.ටැස්මේනියාවේ සරත් සෘතුවේදී ගස් කොලන් කහපැහැ ගැන්වී ඇති ආකාරය, ටැස්මේනියා දූපත, ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව.පියාඹිය නොහැකි ඊමූ පක්ෂීන්, බටහිර ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව. ඊමූ ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවට ආවේණික වන අතර උසින් ගත්කල ලොව දෙවන විශාලතම පක්ෂියාවේ.සරත් සෘතුවේ වර්ණවත්වී ඇති ගහකොළ, මැසිඩොන් රේන්ජස් ප්‍රදේශය, වික්ටෝරියා ප්‍රාන්තය, ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව.බීච්වර්ත් දොරුව (Beechwor

සුන්දර ස්වභාවධර්මය - ඡායාරූප එකතුව #3

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................ජොෂුවා ට්‍රී ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය, මොහාවී කාන්තාර ප්‍රදේශය, දකුණු කැලිෆෝනියාව. ඡායාරූපයේ පෙනෙන ගස ජොෂුවා ට්‍රී ගසකි. ඇරිසෝනා ප්‍රාන්තයේ දකින්නට ලැබෙන "ද වේව් - රැළ්ල" ලෙසින් හඳුන්වන තිරිවානා ගල්වර්ගයකින් සෑදුනු ස්වභාවධර්මයේ අපූර්ව නිර්මාණයකි.ග්‍රෝනින්ගන්, නෙදර්ලන්තයබොස්ටන් නගරය, බොස්ටන් වරායේ සිට දිස්වන ආකාරයඈතින් බැලූවිට මාලිගාවක් මෙන් පෙනෙන කාසල් මවුන්ටන් කන්ද, ඇල්බර්ටා ප්‍රාන්තය කැනඩාවචීටා මව හා පැටවා.අයිලීන් ඩොනන් පෞරාණික මාලිගාව, කඳුකර ස්කොට්ලන්තය, එක්සත් රාජධානිය.අප්‍රිකානු ඇත් පවුලක්, ...

Is the Dry Zone becoming a Wet Zone

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Many Sri Lankans may remember from school geography the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka is from North West (Puttalam) to East (Batticoloa) and South East (Hambanthota). In this area rain is received only from the North East (NE) monsoon, i.e. mid-late October to January. May to November is dry with hardly any rain.Has this changed. Last year (2015) there ...

Shark spotted in Menik Ganga

Window to Nature
This article was published on 16.02.2016 on SundayTimes – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/160214/news/extinct-shark-spotted-in-menik-ganga-182906.html A few months ago, the apex predator of the freshwater riverine habitats, the crocodile, was reported in the sea off Wellawatte; recently the apex predator of the ocean, the shark, was reported in a river. The latest sighting of a shark in a freshwater habitat was reported by a group of wildlife ...

A whale of a problem; Saving sea giants or saving industry

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Article published on 07.02.2016 on SudayTimes – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/160207/news/a-whale-of-a-problem-saving-sea-giants-or-saving-industry-182223.html Scientists and economists debate major step of shifting shipping route A Blue Whale hit by a ship in Lankan waters There was heated debate over the problem of saving whales off Sri Lanka from ship strikes as a three-day forum last week heard the faster speeds at which ships now travel pose a ...

Beach Savaary – The Jungle Beach

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Off the train at the Galle Railway Station, just as you come out, next is the Galle bus stand. Buses to all parts of the southern region as well as to the rest… Continue reading →

Sri Lanka’s Most Dangerous Snakes

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Sri Lanka is home to a number of interesting species of snakes, and while this may bode well for reptile lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, there are others who – quite understandably – aren’t overly excited about it. We suspect this may have something to do with the fact that some of these snakes are highly venomous, which means they have ...

Sampur Coal Power Plant: Pollution Is Just The Tip of the Iceberg

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Sri Lanka on the international platform pledged the nation’s support to end an era of fossil fuel. The situation on ground zero, however, remains grim, as the country is forging ahead with the construction of a 500 megawatt coal power plant in Eastern Sri Lanka. On April 22, Sri Lanka joined 171 countries to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate ...

Sri Lanka And Sustainability: Common Misconceptions

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Last September, Sri Lanka pledged support towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. Since then, the Government has set up a Sustainable Development Secretariat under the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife.   According to the UNDP, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda takes into account seventeen SDGs,  aiming “to end poverty, fight inequality ...

Poll: How Do You Feel About Animals In Captivity?

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Although it has always been a principle concern for animal rights activists, in recent times, even the local media has been paying close attention to the state of animals in captivity. Particular emphasis has been given to the state of Sri Lanka’s National Zoological Gardens, more popularly known as the ‘Dehiwala Zoo’. The state-run Daily News this March ran an ...

Video: Sri Lanka – The next hub for wildlife tourism?

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It’s no secret that Sri Lanka offers some great opportunities to check out wildlife ‒ is it safe to say that our island could be one of the world’s best wildlife tourism hubs? Our article here explored this idea ‒ now here’s a video that gives you some visual insight too. The post Video: Sri Lanka – The next hub for wildlife tourism? appeared first on Roar.lk.

Independent report on the proposed 65,000 houses by ArcelorMittal in the North and East

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The Government’s controversial 65,000 housing project in the North and East continues to come under heavy criticism with the latest call for review of the entire project by the Tamil National Alliance. A team of experts, all faculty members from the University of Moratuwa has recently released a preliminary report of their comparison of the proposed steel houses by ArcelorMittal ...

This Sri Lankan Group Aims To Plant 84,000 Trees By Wesak ‒ Here’s Why

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If you wanted to do something that would benefit future generations to come, help save planet Earth and combat global warming at the same time, what would it be? For those of you racking your brains for some complex, super-human solution, the answer is simple, really ‒ just plant a tree. Planting this single tiny seedling in your backyard can ...

Fashion that doesn't bleed!

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Been a very very long time since I wrote something on the blog... :) But moving and being busy doesn't really help. So becoming vegetarian (again) wasn't really something I saw my self being capable of doing, because come on Australia has so much of wine, and with wine comes cheese and cold cuts.. But once I put my mind ...

Thalagoya vs Kabaragoya

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Ever wondered what makes a Thalagoya different from a Kabaragoya? The post Thalagoya vs Kabaragoya appeared first on Roar.lk.

Saving Sri Lanka’s Marine Turtles

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If you caught the previous article and video we ran about sea turtles, you already know that there are seven species of sea turtles that roam the world’s oceans. A quick scan of the World Wildlife Federation website (www.worldwildlife.org) shows that they work on the protection of five of these seven species. Surprise surprise then, that these are the exact ...

The Plight Of Our Animals in Captivity

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Picture this: a leopard in the wild. It doesn’t matter if it is bringing down a150 pound buck, having a game of rough-and-tumble with a litter-mate, or simply snoozing on a shady branch. Out there, it is wild, unfettered, and free in every sense of the word. Born free; a leopard in the wild/ Image credits: invitetoparadise.com Did you know ...