R. Ram Freshwater is only 3 percent of the Earth’s water. But about 2 percent of it is in glaciers and polar ice caps, leaving only about 1 percent available for consumption. Of that, a significant amount is wasted as rainwater, and another portion is locked up in inaccessible places.
Haya Arva In early 2020, a youth-driven initiative to keep the environment clean was launched only to end abruptly due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with the pandemic came a new and more serious environmental threat in the form of clinical waste. According to the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), although Sri Lanka […]
Aruna Lakshman Fernando More than seventy different laws that have an impact on the well-being and safety of the natural environment and human health, directly and indirectly, are operational in Sri Lanka. While the majority of them address issues in specific sectors, the legal framework related to overall environmental pollution and environmental protection centres
M.S.M. Ayub As a representative of the Sri Lanka Environment Journalists Forum (SLEJF), I participated in a South Asian media conference in Singapore in 2001 on the role of the media in mitigating environmental degradation. It came to light at the conference that the problems faced by journalists all over the world when handling environmental […]
Arul Karki Sri Lanka’s women workers play an important role in the national economy. In the plantation, agriculture, service, and industrial sectors, the proportion of women workers is increasing. In particular, more women than men work in the agriculture and plantation sectors, the survival of which is closely linked to the environment. Women’s […]