Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the vaccine will be included in the National Immunization Programme from July 3 this year and it will be injected to all school girls…

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

An International non-governmental organization that promotes Children’s rights warned on Sunday that the devastating floods in Sri Lanka could exacerbate the dengue crisis in the island country. In a statement, Save the Children said that the stagnant flood waters, providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, could exacerbate…

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village in Sri Lanka. For most of my life, I wasn’t that interested in searching for my birth family. It hardly even crossed my mind. It was only when doing a…

Pat for Lanka HIV order

Pat for Lanka HIV order

The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people…

Over 4 lakh Nepali children malnourished

Over 4 lakh Nepali children malnourished

Around 430,000 children in the country are malnourished due to lack of nourishment and of them 91,000 are…

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

The World Bank Board approved a $50 million credit to improve the quality and increase equitable access to…

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

An Indian jewellery advertisement featuring top Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been withdrawn after criticism that it…

‘I travelled across the world to finally meet my real mum’ – Girl finds her family after 18 years of waitin

‘I travelled across the world to finally meet my real mum’ – Girl finds her family after 18 years of waitin

Poppy Royal, 21, always knew she was adopted. Then two years ago she decided she needed to find…

Sri Lanka to children judicial protection bill

Sri Lanka to children judicial protection bill

The Cabinet of Ministers gave the approval for the proposal made by the Minister of Justice Dr. Wijeyadasa…

Bringing knowledge to thousands of mothers

Bringing knowledge to thousands of mothers

The Pears Happy Baby Learning Centre mobile unit – dedicated to all mothers and babies – has been…

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