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Photo credits- Daily Mirror Sri Lanka පිරිසිදු වාතය සෑම ජීවියෙකුගේම මුලික අවශ්‍යතාවයකි. නමුත් වර්තමානයේ ලෝකයේ අනෙකුත් රටවල මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේද වායු දුෂණය වර්තමානය වන විට ප්‍රබල ගැටළුවක් වෙමින් පවතී. ස්වාභාවිකව හෝ මිනිසාගේ මැදිහත්වීමෙන්  රසායනික ද්‍රව්‍ය සහ අහිතකර  වායුන් පරිසරයට මුදා හැරීම හේතුවෙන් වායුගෝලයේ ගුණාත්මකභාවය අඩු වීම ඉතා සරලව වායු දුෂණය ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකිය. මෙමඟින් මිනිසාගේ සෞඛ්‍යයට මෙන්ම රටෙහි ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයට සෘජු සහ වක්‍ර බලපෑම් රාශියක් ඇති  කරනු ලබයි. වායු දුෂණය වර්තමානය වන විට පෘථිවිවාසි සියළුම ජීවින් මුහුණපා ඇති ප්‍රධාන ගැටලුවකි. පිරිසිදු වාතය වායු වර්ග කිහිපයකින් අන්තර්ගත වේ.

Awareness on Sustainable Tourism

EFL conducted the first of a limited series of workshops titled, “Awareness on Sustainable Tourism” for the staff of the Columbus Tours (PVT) Ltd., on the 13th of February, 2020. The theme of the first workshop was the “Protected area network of Sri Lanka and responsible touristic practices”. The overview of the protected areas, locations of significant protected areas in Sri Lanka and their biodiversity value were presented by Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne, the Head of Science at EFL. Bhagya Wickremasinghe, the

Green Conversations 5 – Marine Conservation

The fifth edition of Green Conversations organized by EFL, was conducted on 18th of December 2019 at Hatch CoWorking Spaces, Colombo 01. The theme of the event was Marine Conservation. Green Conversations is a fast moving event format introduced by EFL, bringing together established environmentalists, organizations and the general public in one platform, to create a space to connect and exchange ideas and find solutions for current environmental issues. Continuing as a series from November 2018, starting with sustainable consumption, Green

Bottom Trawling in Sri Lanka and its impacts By Vinhara Randeny

Bottom trawling is an industrial fishing method where a large net with heavy weights is dragged across the seafloor, scooping up everything in its path, from the targeted fish to incidentally caught, centuries-old corals. Due to the use of trawl nets, there is a lack of selectivity in the catch. These trawling nets collect and kill large amounts of non-target species including commercially invaluable species, juvenile fish and endangered species. The by-catch (untargeted species) are then discarded due to the little

EFL Collaborating With Rotaract Youth For Climate Action

Rotaract is an international youth movement that focuses on the development of the communities through youth volunteer engagement. The Rotaract Clubs of Colombo, Colombo Uptown, Colombo West and the Interact Club of St Peter’s College organized “Echo for eco” a community service project on the issue of climate change, delivering their honest responsibility towards nature as youth. Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne head of science of EFL started was the first to speak in the evening and she brought about insights as to

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