Disasters

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  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena this week announced plans to meet with villagers who have been affected by construction of the $529 million USD Uma Oya multipurpose development project. The government has halted the project
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority (CEA) will hand over a report on groundwater contamination in the country’s Northern province to President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Sirisena had ordered the CEA to investigate
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by geologist Professor Kapila Dissanayaka, as
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to distribute drinking water to residents affected by groundwater contamination on the Jaffna peninsula, in the northern part of the country. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government this week ordered the country’s Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) to carry out a scientific investigation of water contamination in the northern district of Jaffna. In the recent months, residents of the
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has temporarily restored safe drinking water supply to people affected by floods and landslides in the Badulla district in the country’s Central Province. Over 23 people were killed in the disasters, which
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed a committee to look into oil leakage from the Uthuru Janani power station, which has allegedly polluted groundwater resources in the town of Chunnakam, in the country’s Northern province
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Residents from the town of Chunnakum, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, are demanding immediate action to stop oil leakage from the nearby Uthuru Janani power station, which has polluted groundwater resources in the area. The 24
  • 7 Dec 2010- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Finnish company Outotec Oyj won the contract to build a $92.6 million USD water treatment plant in the Eastern district of Ampara in Sri Lanka. The project will provide drinking water to about 75 percent of the population. It is the
  • 11 Oct 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The European Commission on October 6 announced nearly $13.9 million USD for humanitarian aid, including water and sanitation, food production and shelter for displaced Sri Lankans. "Last year, the Commission allocated a total of
  • 11 Jan 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government and the United National Children's Fund (UNICEF) on January 7 officially commissioned a new water supply system in Ampara district in Eastern Province. Located in the 2004 tsunami-affected Thirukkovil
  • 31 Aug 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Daily News (Sri Lanka) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing $1 million USD for rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. Local government officials and representatives from the
  • 10 Aug 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The National Water Supply and Drainage Board of Sri Lanka (NWSDB) planned a series of water supply rehabilitation projects in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka under a special development program called the "180-Day Development

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