USAID launches water project in disaster, CKD prone areas

USAID launches water project in disaster, CKD prone areas

 The United States government joined the Sri Lankan government to launch an approximately 150 million rupees ($1 million) program to provide safe disaster-resilient drinking water to local communities. “The United States is committed to help Sri Lankan families who face daily struggles with reliable sources of clean drinking water,”…

National policy on dengue prevention handed over to minister

National policy on dengue prevention handed over to minister

The National Policy on Dengue Prevention was handed over to the Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne by Dr. Hasitha Thisera, the national Coordinator of the Dengue Prevention Programme. It was handed over to the minister at a meeting held with the officials of his…

Chinese medical team completes 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka

Chinese medical team completes 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka

A visiting Chinese medical team has successfully completed 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka’s Kalutara General Hospital in the south, as part of their first overseas charitable mission, a press statement by the Chinese Embassy said. The delegation are part of “Lifeline Express,” China’s mobile eye hospital specializing…

Special award to President from ISN

Special award to President from ISN

International Society of Nephrologists (ISN) Secretary General Prof: Adeera Levin is seen presenting a special award to President…

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s Luxury Ayurveda, Spa Ceylon, said on Thursday that it was planning to enter new international markets…

Five Indians arrested over kidney racket further remanded

Five Indians arrested over kidney racket further remanded

The five Indians youths arrested in relation to investigations into a kidney racket between India and Sri Lanka…

USD 60 million loan from ADB for clean drinking water

USD 60 million loan from ADB for clean drinking water

The Sri Lankan government has obtained a loan of USD 60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)…

Bengaluru sees surge in smuggling of cigarettes from foreign countries

Bengaluru sees surge in smuggling of cigarettes from foreign countries

Smuggling of foreign cigarettes into Bengaluru is on the rise and the demand, going by cases registered with…

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…

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)…

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