Adapting to climate change through water management

Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2019

Farmers in the dry zone experience extreme weather conditions, especially droughts due to the effects of climate change. Water collected in the tanks during the short rainy season is the determinant factor of the type and extent of crop cultivation during the dry season. This is very important especially in paddy cultivation since it requires

45 days of magic-Green Gram cultivation during the mid-season

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Ganga Kariyawasam Extremes in weather events and an increase in the ambient temperatures severally affect agriculture in Sri Lanka. The dry zone farmers face changes in rainfall patterns lead to extreme events; floods and droughts, resulting in reduced agricultural productivity. Under these conditions, many farmers tend to engage in other livelihood activities for their

Addressing Exclusion through First Aid – World First Aid Day 2019

Posted on Saturday, September 14th, 2019

14th September/Colombo – 2nd Saturday of September, is World First Aid Day, an annual global campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. “First Aid and Excluded People” has been selected as the theme of this year’s World First Aid Day to address exclusion through first aid. The

Red Cross Continues Psychosocial support for the victims of Easter Sunday terror attacks

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society launched several programmes to support the victims of Easter Sunday Attacks such as Educational support, Cash Grants and Livelihood support as well. Providing psychosocial support is a key component of these programmes. Sri Lanka Red Cross Society volunteers visited each household to look into the wellbeing of the people

Let’s Make #SriLankaStrong Campaign

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

#ශක්තිමත් ශ්‍රීලංකාවක් ගොඩ නගමු. #வலுவானஇலங்கை    #SriLankaStrong   #வலுவான இலங்கையை உருவாக்குவோம். #ශක්තිමත්ශ්‍රී‍ලංකා   #SriLankaStrong  

Let’s make #SriLankaStrong

Posted on Saturday, May 11th, 2019

My Dear Friends, The past two weeks tested the spirit of this country and the true essence of our people. Whist I thank my fellow Sri Lankans for doing their part, I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly praise the leadership and direction showed by our Religious leaders, specially the Archbishop of Colombo,