Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Biodiversity Secretariat to declare a butterfly to each province
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 08:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: The Biodiversity Secretariat of Sri Lanka's Environment and Renewable Energy Ministry will declare a butterfly for each of the nine provinces in the country.

A butterfly expert group operating under the Biodiversity Secretariat will evaluate the suitability of the chosen butterflies to each province.

According to reports, Sri Lanka is home to 245 species of butterflies and 26 of them are endemic to the country.

Sri Lanka Birdwing, the largest Sri Lankan butterfly, was declared as the national butterfly in 2010.

The nine butterflies that are being looked at for the provinces are reportedly considered flagship species due to their attractive color patterns and have been selected because they are endemic to Sri Lanka, charismatic and readily seen.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order
-- [27 minutes ago]
New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide
-- [53 minutes ago]
Catholic Church of Sri Lanka rejects reports of president influencing the church to stop papal visit
-- [1 hour and 34 minutes ago]
Madhu Road - Thiruketheeswaram sector of Sri Lanka's Northern Railway line tested
-- [2 hours ago]
Pakistan offers assistance to the Sri Lankan landslide victims
-- [3 hours ago]
Coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance to abstain from voting for the budget
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader visits landslide affected village
-- [4 hours ago]
United States offers Sri Lanka immediate assistance for disaster relief
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.6 percent in October 2014
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka landslide: UN saddened by the human loss

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.