President receives WHO Award for Excellence

President receives WHO Award for Excellence

President Maithripala Sirisena received the WHO Award for Excellence in Public Health – 2016 from WHO Regional Director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh yesterday, for his exceptional contributions to the health sector and heath services in Sri Lanka, especially in the areas of tobacco control, drugs regulation, the health of…

Desks for Zika screening at BIA

Desks for Zika screening at BIA

All passengers are to undergo voluntary screening and testing for Zika at the Bandaranaike International Airport ( BIA) Katunayake. Disembarking passengers will also be given leaflets on symptoms of Zika, a mosquito borne disease for which there is no vaccine, for self evaluation, and forms to indicate if…

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

B.C. researchers have returned from Everest with some enlightening findings about the human brain. Scientists trekked to the remote village of Namche, Nepal in May to record the brain activity of meditating Tibetan Buddhist monks for the first time. The monastery is more than 3,400 metres above sea…

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate elephantiasis, India yet to achieve target

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate elephantiasis, India yet to achieve target

India’s close neighbours, Maldives and Sri Lanka have eliminated Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a disease commonly known as elephantiasis…

Over 500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

Over 500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital…

Sri Lanka’s Colombo water supply still safe: Rauff Hakeem

Sri Lanka’s Colombo water supply still safe: Rauff Hakeem

Sri Lanka’s Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem today rejected claims that the water intakes from Ambatale Water Treatment…

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…

U.N. hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s top court to outlaw HIV discrimination

U.N. hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s top court to outlaw HIV discrimination

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

Ameera Shah on a tear to expand multinational diagnostics lab chain

Ameera Shah on a tear to expand multinational diagnostics lab chain

Ameera Shah, who runs Metropolis Healthcare – a chain of diagnostics labs across India, Sri Lanka, the Middle…

Kidney racket:Indian Police to seek Interpol help to probe Lankan link

Kidney racket:Indian Police to seek Interpol help to probe Lankan link

Indian police investigators have indicated that they would seek assistance from the Interpol to probe the link into…

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