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Haritha Wasanthaya 2018

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival ‘Haritha Wasanthaya 2018’ annually organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of Faculty of Applied Sciences was held on 26th April 2018 at the Department premises. Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice...

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Tree Family Euphorbiceae in Sri Lanka

Abstract by Dilini Shashikala Family Euphorbiaceae is classified under kingdom Plantae, Division Magnoliophyta, and Class Magnoliopsida. It is also known as the “spurge family”, referring to the purgative properties of the seeds of the...

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Historical Perspective of Solid Waste Management in the Western Province

Abstract by Lakshani Ranasinghe Solid waste are wastes that are not liquid or gaseous. The problem of solid waste management had acquired an alarming dimension in Sri Lanka during the last few decades. The...

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Waste stabilization ponds-an effective sewage treatment option in the tropics

 Harshanee Rajapaksha Waste Stabilization Ponds (WSP) are large, shallow basins in which raw sewage is treated entirely by natural processes involving mainly both algae and bacteria. They are used for sewage treatment in tropical...

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COMPOSTING – PROS AND CONS

COMPOSTING – PROS AND CONS Haritha Gallage Composting is the process of controlled biological decomposition and conversion of solid organic material into a humus-like substance, Compost. Composting is a natural process which makes excellent...

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Tree Family Meliaceae in Sri Lanka

Family: Meliaceae Auther: A.M.C Abeykoon Meliaceae is a flowering plant family of mostly trees and shrubs (and a few herbaceous plants, mangroves) in the order Sapindales. The family includes about 50 genera and 650...

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Economic aspects of Nature tourism in Sri Lanka

Economic aspects of Nature tourism in Sri Lanka Auther: Dilini Shashikala Nature tourism can be defined as any type of tourism that relies on attractions directly related to the natural environment. It is one...