The companies' LNG venture would generate emergency power; Sri Lanka had a nationwide blackout in August.
Rose Stephanie Justin
The rescue mission conducted by the Sri Lankan Navy and the locals of Panadura saved 125 whales.
Indian fishermen use bottom trawling, which severely damages marine ecosystems.
Laborers who work in gemstone mining and agriculture are most susceptible.
There is a thriving underground market for wildlife in Sri Lanka
Northerly winds from the Indian peninsular region bring high levels of pollution to the island nation.
Political stability, not the 13th Amendment, is the key to security of India's southern borders, analysts say.
The strategically positioned island nation is courted by both superpowers.