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Sunday February 5th, 2023

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 cloaked in depression on Christmas

Weather warning on sudden winds and lightning

December 25, 2022 1 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 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

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
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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

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