Collective Effort in Adapting to Changing Climate: Water Management Through Weather Observations by the Community

Posted on Thursday, November 4th, 2021

By Sakshi Selvanathan and Ganga Kariyawasam (04th November 2021)   Communities in the dry zone of Sri Lanka are very much dependent on rainfall for agriculture. Therefore, keeping a record of rainfall helps, and there’s no better way to learn about the rains than observing and experiencing them firsthand. As such, the Climate Resilience Integrated

Converting an Environmental Problem to Opportunity: The Eco-Friendly Utilization of Water Hyacinth in a Tank Ecosystem

Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

By Ganga Kariyawasam, Ishan Erandika & Sakshi Selvanathan (06th October 2021)   If we aim to start a manufacturing business, we have to spare a large portion of the capital for raw materials. Interestingly, the raw material of Udeni Dhammika’s handicraft business is an aquatic weed known locally as ‘Japan Jabara’, and is one that

Happy Urban Home Gardeners: Women Farmers in Urban Areas Implement Climate-Resilient Agriculture Technologies and Practices

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

By Sakshi Selvanathan and Ganga Kariyawasam – 27th July 2021   One does not usually envision lush greenery – or even vegetation in the least – when urban settings are brought into discussion. But a few inspirational women farmers are engaging in innovative agricultural practices in those very same urban settings, and are quite simply,

Neutralizing Maritime Mayhem: The SLRCS Launches Programme to Redress Damage from Cargo Ship Fire

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2021

By Sakshi Selvanathan (08th July 2021) The month of May 2021 was witness to a local yet gargantuan maritime disaster which dominated international media headlines for weeks afterwards: the cargo ship ‘X-PRESS PEARL’ (with little under 1500 containers onboard carrying chemically hazardous cargo) caught fire about 16 kilometers off the coast of the Colombo commercial

Donation of Oxygen Concentrators Worth LKR 15 million to Health Sector

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

22nd June 2021 Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was and is still at the forefront of COVID-19 relief efforts. Hence, providing medical equipment to uplift the medical sector is a key priority. Upon the request of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, The Honorable Mahinda Rajapaksa, to the Honorary

#100kPPE: Let’s Protect Our Protectors

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2021

By Sakshi Selvanathan – 31/05/2021 It has been more than a year since the emergence of the debilitating COVID-19 pandemic, and it continues its ruthless rampage against the lives and security of countless individuals across the international and national strata. And this was no different in Sri Lanka. COVID-19 prevails even after the numerous interventions

Ensuring Markets for Small-Scale Farmers Amid COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021

By Sakshi Selvanathan and Ganga Kariyawasam   Quite unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is one extra challenge added to a long list of challenges faced by farmers in terms of selling their harvest – one among them being the stark reality that the produce of their hard work during the season may be their only income

Balancing the Act: Livestock Farming and Bio-Gas Production Brings About Economic and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Benefits

Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2021

By Ganga Kariyawasam and Sakshi Selvanathan   Improving livestock farming is a prerequisite in providing food for an increasing population and as well as in securing the livelihoods of farmers. As a consequence, however, livestock farming creates a large carbon footprint and contributes significantly to global warming. If global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered by sector, agriculture