October 20, Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are shocked to hear that Sri Lankans who dig traditional or tube wells to obtain water for drinking, agriculture will have to obtain an annual permit from the Water Resources Board (WRB) at fees ranging from Rs.7,500 to Rs.15,000.
16th August 2012, Colombo. Today, the Centre for Science and Environment, a leading environmental organisation in India released the report entitled "Environmental contamination and its association with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in North Central Region of Sri Lanka".
The research was done in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Justice. The findings show that water consumed by the majority of the population in the affected area does not meet potable water standards, especially the water from the tube wells and the dug wells.
Hon. Minister Dinesh Gunawardana participated in the launching of the report organised by the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage.
Colombo - Sri Lankan Civil Society Organisations today issued a CSO Statement on Rio+20 prepared through a dialogue held on 17-18th May 2012 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Over 40 CSO groups participated in the dialogue and the statement was signed by over 60 CSOs engaged in various social work.