National Climate Adaptation Plan

Sri Lanka is currently preparing a national climate adaptation plan. The initiative has been entrusted to the Climate Change Secretariat under the purview of Ministry of Environment.  International organization including UNEP, UNDP and ADB are assisting the project. Director of the Climate Change Secretariat Dr. Sunimal Jayathunga told the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation that sectors such as agriculture, health, etc., are threatened by climate change.  News Story Carried in the Main News Bulletin of the SLBC (5.19 min of the clip)

Drought and Salt Tolerant Rice Varieties

The Industrial Technology Institute has initiated a programme to develop drought tolerant and salt tolerant verities of rice to cope up with effects of climate change. CEO of the ITI Dr. Aziz Mubarak told the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation that the programme is carried out with the support of Ministry of Technology and Researches and will be introduced the farmers.

News Story Carried in the Main News Bulletin of the SLBC ( 4.06 min of the clip)