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Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said.

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age for juvenile convictions

Sri Lanka will soon raise the minimum age for juvenile convictions from the existing eight-year-old to 12-year-old, authorities said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to attract more Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more Chinese visitors to the island nation, it was reported on Sunday.

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials sai?d.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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