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Saturday January 28th, 2023

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

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

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 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

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

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

November 23, 2022 2 min read

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."

November 21, 2022 3 min read
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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