• The Need to Work Towards a Sustainable Indian Ocean

    The Need to Work Towards a Sustainable Indian Ocean

    The Indian Ocean is the smallest of the three major oceans in the world, but it consists of twenty-two countries in its basin, which is over a quarter of the world’s population. These countries depend on the resources of the Indian Ocean, as it ensures the country’s livelihood and provides food security. However, the over-exploitation…

  • Our Seas and Tourism

    Our Seas and Tourism

    Sri Lanka’s vast coastline, spreading for about 1100 km, claims inheritance to pristine beaches waded by the seas, enriched with a wide range of diverse marine life. Up until recently, these beaches and seas were swarmed throughout the year with large numbers of tourists from across the globe. The tourism industry as a whole has…

  • The Hamilton Canal

    The Hamilton Canal

    Stretching at 14.5 km connecting Puttalam to Colombo via Negombo lies one of Sri Lanka’s greatest arteries – the Hamilton Canal named after a British Agent. This canal is also known as the Dutch Canal mainly because it was a primary method used by them to transport spices. However, it was neither the Dutch nor…

  • Our Corals in Times of A Pandemic

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    Our Corals in Times of A Pandemic

    With its fascinating, colourful and unique marine life, Sri Lanka’s ocean has for many years been one of the most sought after tourist attractions around the world.  Beneath the sea lies a treasure trove of interesting marine life yet to be discovered, and among these, corals have specifically become of great interest to tourists and…