Sri Lanka is heading towards one of its worst droughts in 30 years, which in the long-term could lead to land degradation and seriously impact the country’s economy.
The new investment would give the Chinese control of Magampura port and a proposed investment zone – an attempt by Sri Lanka to revive their own economy.
The RTI Act, which will go into effect in February, will allow journalists in the country to rely on verified, authenticated information from the government rather than on hearsay.
The Sri Lankan government has acknowledged that there could be as many as 65,000 people missing following three decades of civil war.
As Sri Lanka is hit with more disasters, from droughts to floods to landslides, making the most of social media tools will be key to curbing losses, experts say.