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Sunday February 5th, 2023

Sri Lanka awaits salvage of X-Press Pearl wreck to make second damage claim

Salvage had been delayed due to bad weather

February 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka records over 6,000 dengue cases in first three weeks of January

Of all reported cases, 46.3 percent were from the Western Province

January 31, 2023 2 min read

Acuity Knowledge Partners with Sri Lanka office to be bought by Permira

Acuity has a 500 person operation in Sri Lanka

January 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata hopes to hold prices despite rising costs

High inflation following a collapse of the currency has reduced real incomes of customers

January 27, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka establishes temporary sea turtle hatchery near Chinese Port City

Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption

Sri Lanka to transfer 1-pct of 2023 current spending of all ministries to health

The Health Minister said he needs an additional 10 billion rupees to purchase medicine in 2023

Sri Lanka warned against unidentified flu virus, especially for pregnant women

Patients advised to seek medical help to avoid being confused with dengue

January 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka starts new COVID variant sequencing test, to intensify existing tests  

Over 10,000 have died in the last week of December due to COVID - WHO

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka evaluates "future steps" on $40 mln worth expired Pfizer vaccines-official

Around 6 million Pfizer vaccines have expired on Dec. 31

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to observe two minute's silence on tsunami remembrance

From 9.25 to 9.27 am on December 26

December 26, 2022 2 min read

Two deaths in Sri Lanka's Central town on Christmas eve

A depression in bay of Bengal has brought in sudden showers and landslide

December 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka cloaked in depression on Christmas

Weather warning on sudden winds and lightning

December 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka capital air quality drops to unhealthy levels again

Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.

December 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka marine pollution; 18 brands linked to 53-pct of washed-up waste

Among the branded waste, around 80 percent had come from 20 firms

December 24, 2022 3 min read

US starts ocean plastics reduction program in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

USAID says roughly 11 million tons of waste enter the ocean annually.

December 23, 2022 2 min read

Massive COVID-19 surge in China; Sri Lanka expert calls for strengthened surveillance

"There is always a possibility of a different variant emerging. This is why we need to strengthen our surveillance."

Himal Kotelawala
December 21, 2022 4 min read
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Sri Lanka in search of expert advice to dispose $40 million worth Pfizer vaccine 

Sri Lanka tried to donate 6 mln Pfizer doses to Myanmar, but failed

Neshella Perera
December 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka drug, fuel shortages deprive treatment of cyclone-hit animals

By December 14th 1,272 animals had died. Another 420 were sick and were being treated.

Roshani Fernando
December 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka increases medical offical retirement age from 60 to 63-years - Gazette

The country was already seeing a brain drain after the retirment age was reduced from 65 to 63

Neshella Perera
December 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tops google searches for 'Sex', Djibouti for 'Sexe'

However if a small country has a large number of a particular search interest, then the result can be amplified

December 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka receives over 300 medical items through Indian credit line: officials

Orders will be placed for 674 medicine items and 17,88 surgical equipment, Liyanage said.

Melkishiya Andrew
December 10, 2022 2 min read

India smogs out Sri Lanka's China tower observers

Prior to the smog, 120 observers were permitted at once to the deck.

Neshella Perera
December 9, 2022 1 min read

Air quality drop forces Sri Lanka to close schools; public warned

People are requested to wear face mask to prevent breathing air with lower quality

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 8, 2022 2 min read

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

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe
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

Neshella Perera
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
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