Connect with us

News

Sea scavengers develop rashes

Published

on

Acid rains possible – MEPA

By Ifham Nizam

A large number of people who collected various items washed ashore from the MV X-Press Pearl, floating between Wattala and Negombo, had developed rashes, Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) said.

Despite warnings from the authorities to stay away from the goods from the ship, many people were seen wading the ocean scavenging for various items that were washing ashore.

The MEPA also said there was the possibility of acid rains as a result of the fumes coming from the burning ship.

MEPA Chairperson Dharshani Lahandapura said gases emitted into the atmosphere will mix with water particles in the upper atmosphere and cause acid rains.

MEPA identified seven highly polluted areas and deployed more than 900 tri-forces personnel for a cleaning campaign there.



Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Employees’ Trust Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 to be amended

Published

on

By

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Hon. President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a bill to amend the Employees’ Trust Provident Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 enabling to provide health insurance similar to Agrahara health insurance to private sector employees.

Continue Reading

News

Cabinet nod for MOU between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives on Cultural Cooperation

Published

on

By

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural affairs to sign a cultural cooperation agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (The draft agreement has received the clearance of the Attorney General and the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Continue Reading

News

Outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador calls on the President

Published

on

By

(pic PMD)

Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (06), before departing for her home country upon completing her tenure in Sri Lanka.

 

Continue Reading

Trending