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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

By Malaka Rodrigo Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife  Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld…

IMF, World Bank Begin Push To Swap Debt Relief For Green Projects

(AFP): The idea of forgiving debt held by poor countries in exchange for “green” investments gained ground this week during the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, with…

Sri Lanka Among 30 Nations Joining A Global Initiative to Tackle Marine Litter

A major international project that will help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport and fishing sectors is up for a successful start, after getting 30 countries including Sri Lanka on board.…

Adani Group’s T K Kannan appointed to Watawala Plantation Board as an Alternate Director

Adani Group’s T K Kannan is appointed as an Alternate Director to Madhu Ramachandra Rao in the Board of Sri Lanka’s Watawala Plantation PLC with effect from today. Kannan, who…

Renewables overtook fossil fuels in EU electricity mix in 2020

(Reuters) – Renewables overtook fossil fuels as the European Union’s main source of electricity for the first time in 2020 as new projects came online and coal-power shrank, a report…

Second phase of GRI’s $100M Tyre Project to Be Commissioned in December

Global Rubber Industries (GRI) last week broke ground and laid the foundation stone for the second phase of a $ 100 million project with a new manufacturing facility in Badalgama,…

President appoints De-Regulation Commission Chaired by Lalith Weeratunga and Krishan Balendra

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed an 18-member De-Regulation Commission for the Simplification of the Existing Laws and Regulations to spur the growth of the COVID-19 battered economy. The Commission is…

Sri Lanka to ban maize-based alcohol and ethanol production

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the Excise Department Chief to issue a gazette notification banning the use of maize (corn) for the production of alcohol and ethanol. The Commissioner is…

Global electricity generation from coal is set to drop by the largest amount on record in 2020

Global coal generation is estimated to fall by 5% in 2020 to 2012 levels, marking the largest annual decrease on record, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated in a new…

Ceylon Graphite commences trading on the OTCQB Venture Market

Vancouver- based Ceylon Graphite Corp. announces that its common shares have been approved for trading on the OTCQB Venture Market in the United States from 3rd of December this year. Ceylon…