symposium2008 Archive

21 Jul 2009

Protect and Promote Traditional Food Crops To Increasing Agricultural Bio Diversity

Modern food supply chain is highly dependent on improved commercial varieties and genetically modified varieties. Unfortunately most of these types are under risk of having health hazards for humans and also increase cost of production or need
21 Jul 2009

HELP-O Biogas Program Livelihood development using NTFP (Non timber forest Products) in sustainable manner

Masmulla forest area of 863 hectares, situated in Matara District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka is faced to few threats. These threats were correctly noticed by WTSS and searched for a solution with the help of FD.
21 Jul 2009

Community Based Ecosystem Conservation Approach (CBECA) – A new concept used for Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

Five out of seven species of endangered sea turtles nest in Sri Lanka including Critically endangered Leatherback turtles and Hawksbill turtles. Destruction of the coastal ecosystems by coastal communities is a substantial problem in Sri Lanka.  Coastal
21 Jul 2009

HELP-O Biogas Program

HELP-O has started to construct biogas plant in 2004 in Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle which is one of major hospitals in Sri Lanka. On that time that hospital faced critical issue that is solid waste problem
21 Jul 2009

Survey of new trends and changes of polythene products after implementation the new thin polythene regulation No 1466/5, 2006.10.10

Uncontrolled and needless use of polythene is still creating adverse environmental impacts. The Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka and the Central Environmental Authority took the initiative with wide stakeholder participation to introduce regulatory measures to minimize
21 Jul 2009

Evaluation of Socio-Economic status among estate workers in plantation sector

Tea, Rubber and coconut are the main commercial crops in Sri Lanka. Other than state owned plantations; regional plantation companies (RPCs), small holders and home gardens significantly contribute for the total production of them. Through contributing significantly
21 Jul 2009

Economics of intercropping of coconut smallholders: A study of Gampaha District

Coconut is the largest plantation crop covering 395,000 ha of land area and contributes to considerable amount of export earning in the country. Although intercropping under coconut is being practiced for long time, proper investigations into economic
21 Jul 2009

Estimation of Physical Accounts for Forest Resources of Sri Lanka: Study of Anuradhapura and Nuwara Eliya Districts

Natural resource accounting has been accepted as an essential pre-requisite for sustainable economic development. Changes in resource stocks provide an indication of the status of resource which provides guidelines for appropriate inter-temporal resource allocation for sustainable development.
21 Jul 2009

Economic Valuation of flood control benefit of Heen Ela Sub Catchment of Colombo City

Flood control is a functional benefit that wetland performs. When wetlands are filled, water retention capacity is reduced leading to floods with short storm events. This paper discusses the non market value of wetland in the Heen
21 Jul 2009

A quantitative study to propose effective guidelines for household composting

Solid waste is a major environmental problem in Sri Lanka. The main disposal sites are marsh lands, low lands, river banks & other wet lands. More than 80% of the waste generated in Sri Lanka consist of