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“SL integrating to renewable energy to minimise oil and coal – Prez”

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Date – 14 March 2019

Sri Lanka is rapidly moving to integrate renewable energy such as solar, wind, wave and biogas to our energy mix to minimise oil and coal use, President Maithripala Sirisena said. 

Speaking today at the 4th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) in Nairobi, Kenya, the President said Sri Lanka has taken several ground-level smart initiatives for policy formulation and implementation toward greening under the government’s “Blue-Green” approach covering both land and ocean. 

The National Policy on Urban Air Quality Management ensures clean air for a healthy nation or the ‘Clean Air 2025 Action Plan.’ Oil-based transport and power sectors have been identified as the main source of emissions, therefore, importation of vehicles was restricted to EURO IV standards, the President said.  Continue reading “SL integrating to renewable energy to minimise oil and coal – Prez”

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Govt. wants active private sector role in disaster risk reduction

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

By Shanika Sriyananda

  • New building guidelines for houses, schools and hospitals to overcome hazards in natural disasters
  • Sri Lanka lost over 33,000 lives to tsunami as country was not prepared 
  • Over 70 countries identified as ‘vulnerable nations’ to natural disasters related to climate change

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The Government yesterday reiterated the importance of getting private sector participation in disaster management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to drive the country for prosperity and development.

Continue reading Govt. wants active private sector role in disaster risk reduction