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Wednesday December 7th, 2022

Sri Lanka can't blacklist doctors going abroad as minister claims - Health DG 

Health Minister this week threatened doctors who go abroad without informing ministry to be blcklisted

December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence to promote carbon neutral tourism to aim high-end Europeans

Most Western tourists are looking for sustainable tourism initiatives - official

December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister claims entire cabinet opposed COVID-19 cremations, blames media

"Let's not blame everything on politicians," he added.

November 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka aims foster parents system for 40,000 children to face malnutrition

The number of malnourished children is on the rise due to Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

November 28, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka IT industry group call for education, exchange controls on foreign firms

Want to end 'digital colonization' and tax breaks for foreign companies

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka's President banks on automation, robots to face aging population

"Sri Lanka has a decent workforce that can undertake these futuristic measures, but there are certain inefficiencies."

Sri Lanka to set up data protection authority

"As we develop our digital economy, there is a need to regulate the processing of personal data," he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka confirms second monkeypox case; no plans yet to acquire vaccine

However, if the need arose for a vaccine, the authorities will take measures to import it, an official said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka health ministry says monkeypox can be contained, no lockdown needed

"There is no need to shut down the airports and shopping centers in fear."

Neshella Perera
November 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's first recorded case of monkeypox undergoing treatment, condition stable

"We are unable to provide any personal details of the patient at the moment."

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka detects first Monkeypox patient amid rise in STD

Sri Lanka has seen a rise in STD patients

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka facing shortage of 150 essential drugs; govt looking to boost local production

The health ministry has informed state hospitals to prioritise emergency cases.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Wildlife Department promises action against national park regulation violators

"There is a certain way in which we expect the visitors to [national parks] to behave."

Neshella Perera
October 25, 2022 1 min read

Global WhatsApp outage leaves users unable to communicate via instant message

According to reports, the issue was first notified at around 12:40pm in India.

Mahadiya Hamza
October 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to witness partial solar eclipse at sundown Oct 25

For Colombo, it will be a sliver of an eclipse, covering only 1.6 percent of the disk, and visible from 5.43 to 5.49pm.

October 25, 2022 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka looks for foster parents to face malnutrition among children

Malnutrition has increased rapidly in Sri Lanka due to unprecedented economic crisis

Shihar Aneez
October 15, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka's Rs.2 bln worth respiratory drugs expired due to Covid-19 - Health Minister     

Respiratory diseases brought down to zero and drugs for such diseases were not used - minister

October 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to donate 6 million Pfizer vaccines to Myanmar after failed 2nd booster

More than 50% of the 18 million Pfizer vaccines are still unused with expiry date is extended until Dec. 31

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 14, 2022 2 min read

INTERVIEW-Crisis-hit Sri Lanka explores "paying wards" to manage free health services

Sri Lanka's economic crisis has forced the government to cut costs drastically

Shihar Aneez
October 13, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's erstwhile peace envoy Erik Solheim returns as president's climate advisor

Solheim was a controversial figure in Sri Lanka during his tenure as peace negotiator

October 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Japan sign agreement on low carbon growth partnership

The agreement was signed on Monday October 1

October 10, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President orders sanitary napkin taxes lifted

Duties imposed on sanitary napkin materials removed

October 2, 2022 1 min read

Nearly one in three Sri Lankans have high blood pressure, need treatment: study

Increased prevalence was associated with urban residence, socioeconomic status, obesity, and Muslim ethnicity

Neshella Perera
September 29, 2022 2 min read

Spotlight on Sri Lanka 4000-year old hunter gatherers

Samanti Kulatilake Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at Mount Royal University, Canada to speak

September 29, 2022 1 min read

China donates eight mobile labs for chronic kidney disease detection in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD

Neshella Perera
September 27, 2022 2 min read

IFC, Hemas partner for digital health service in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of medical practitioners as many have opted to migrate amid economic crisis

Neshella Perera
September 24, 2022 2 min read
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