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  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering lending $90 million USD to Sri Lanka to fund a desalination project in the northern Jaffna peninsula, the Sri Lankan government said last week. The country’s Cabinet of Ministers
  • 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
  • 4 Mar 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Environmentalists and villagers are up in arms against a proposed mini-hydropower plant at Athwelthota waterfall in Sri Lanka’s Kalutara District. The waterfall has become a popular tourist destination. Project opponents say its
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s government to resume a drought relief program in the Monaragala district in Uva Province. The program was suspended by the Election Commissioner, due to concerns raised by the
  • 29 Jul 2014- 10:06 by Local Press Report COLOMBO TamilNet Some 2,219 Tamil civilians are still residing in temporary huts and 747 families lack permanent housing in 43 Village (GS) Divisions of Poaratheevup-pattu Divisional Secretariat (DS) division in Batticaloa district, according to Divisional
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is urgently assessing alternative water sources, including seawater desalination plants, for Sri Lanka’s Farmer former northern war zone on the Jaffna peninsula, after protests by local farmers stalled
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s main environmental protection authority, the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), this week cleared a rubber factory accused of releasing effluents and contaminating groundwater in nearby villages. Villagers from
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Glove manufacturer Dipped Products Ltd., whose factory in Gampaha District was closed down last year after it was accused of contaminating drinking water sources for 12 villages in the area, is moving to a new location in the Biyagama
  • 23 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has made arrangements to supply pipeborne water to villagers in the Gamapaha district, 20 kilometers northeast of Colombo, whose water sources were contaminated by industrial wastewater two months ago.
  • 14 Aug 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on August 12 that he would either shut down or relocate a glove factory that allegedly polluted drinking water in 12 villages in the Gamapaha district, 20 kilometers northeast of the capital
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Two people were killed on August 1 when the Sri Lankan military opened fire on demonstrators protesting contamination of their water sources by a local factory. Residents of 12 villages in the Gampaha district, 20 kilometers northeast
  • Sri Lanka is planning a new reservoir project in the north central dry zone as part of the government’s efforts to improve irrigation and drinking water facilities in rural areas. The Malvathu Oya project, which would be built between the districts of Anuradhapura and Mannar on the Malvathu River, is expected to provide water for a large number of rural households. 
  • 24 Jan 2012- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is starting a $176 million USD reservoir project in February that will supply drinking and irrigation water to the country’s Eastern and North Central provinces.  The Yaan Oya Reservoir project will be completed in four
  • 17 May 2011- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Embassy in Colombo are supporting two projects to provide water supply facilities in two different locations.  USAID recently provided water pumps worth $5.2 million

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