Sri Lanka

  • Land Degradation

    Land Degradation

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Land Degradation</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="Land Degradation" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/land_hl.jpg" /></p> <p>Land is the most vital and heavily threatened natural resource in Sri Lanka. Degradation of land due to soil erosion is of much concern because of its consequences on agriculture, which is a major contributor to the country&#39;s GDP. It is estimated that about 5-10 mm of topsoil is lost every year.</p>

  • Coastal Erosion

    Coastal Erosion

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Coastal Erosion</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/coastal_erosion_hl.jpg" style="width: 530px; height: 300px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>Sri Lanka&rsquo;s experience with coastal erosion dates back to 1920. Today coastal erosion is an acute problem, disrupting fishing navigation&quot; recreation and many other coast-based activities.</p>

  • Floods

    Floods

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Floods - Sri Lanka</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/floods_hl.jpg" style="width: 530px; height: 300px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The principal reason for floods in the country lies in the very nature of her natural ecological systems- the monsoon. Sedimentation of river beds is not considered a major factor contributing t o flooding in Sri Lanka . However, due to land use changes in the watersheds, sediment loads could increase in the future.</p>

  • Agro-chemicals

    Agro-chemicals

    <p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Agro-Chemical</span></strong></p> <p><img alt="Agro-chemical" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/agrochemical_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The Government of Sri Lanka has introduced a number of policies and programs to increase paddy production since independence. The fertilizer subsidy program is one of the longest-lasting, most expensive, and most politically sensitive policies implemented to promote rice cultivation in Sri Lanka. It was initiated in 1962 (that is, at the onset of the Green Revolution) with the main objective of encouraging farmers to switch from traditional rice varieties to high-yielding varieties (HYVs) that are highly responsive to chemical fertilizers. Since then, however, the provision of the subsidy has become customary, and successive governments have been under tremendous pressure to continue the subsidy despite budgetary constraints.</p>

  • Sethusamudram ship canal project

    Sethusamudram ship canal project

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Sethusamudram ship canal project</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/sethusamudaram_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p><span class="bodytext">Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project started by the government of India has many adverse effects on Sri Lanka . It is already proved that both India and Sri Lanka will undergo massive environmental damage as a direct result of this project. </span></p>

  • Lunawa Environmental Improvement & Community Development Project

    Lunawa Environmental Improvement & Community Development Project

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Lunawa Environmental Improvement &amp; Community Development Project</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/lunawara_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The Lunawa Environmental Improvement &amp; Community Development Project (2003-10), was the first &lsquo;test&rsquo; of Sri Lanka&rsquo;s National Involuntary Resettlement Policy. Today it is touted as an innovative, pro-poor model for infrastructure projects in the developing world, especially relevant for the involuntary resettlement of people from densely populated urban areas.</p>

  • Food Safety in Sri Lanka

    Food Safety in Sri Lanka

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Food Safety in Sri Lanka</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/srilanka/foodsafety_hl.jpg" style="width: 530px; height: 300px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Sri Lanka there is a Food Control System under the Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva Wellassa Development. Director General of Health Services is the Chief Food Authority and also the Chairman of the Food Advisory Committee (FAC) established in terms of the Food Act No. 26 of 1980. The FAC is comprised of 19 members. They represent various stake-holders in food safety from Government Departments / Ministries as well as trade and consumers. There is also a Food Advisory Technical Sub Committee that deliberates on issues referred to it on a regular basis. The main function of the FAC is to advise the Minister in charge of the subject of health on food safety policy matters. The Food Control Administration Unit is in charge of the general administration of regulatory and training activities of the country.&nbsp;</p>

  • Sops for devil’s engines

    <p style="line-height: 22px; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">With generous dispensing of cheap diesel to rich car owners, the&nbsp; government

  • 3rd International Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues 2014, July 28-29, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    CCSI 2014 offers a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues from many countries who share the same goals. Session themes for the conference cover a rich and diverse range of research topics. CCSI

  • International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, May 4-7, 2014, Sri Lanka

    Driven by technology innovation, demographic growth, environmental change, a new economic order and a strong undercurrent of social and political desire for change, the world is changing quickly. Construction

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