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 Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island. The heaviest rains in a quarter of a century have pounded Sri Lanka since last…

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 Plant were polluted. Speaking in Parliament the Minister assured that there is no truth to the rumor that the Kalani River water had been severely polluted with oil. “We have…

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 living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek justice for other forms of prejudice. Ruling on a case involving a five-year-old boy…

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…

Pollution caveat

Pollution caveat

The World Health Organisation has a issued a warning on the levels of air pollution in the atmosphere;…

Japanese court upholds restart of nuclear reactors

Japanese court upholds restart of nuclear reactors

A Japanese high court rejected Wednesday an appeal by local residents seeking to halt operations at two nuclear…

Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community

Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community

One and half years ago, Johnson, a 20- something youth, hailing from Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, received an…

Zika virus case confirmed in Japan

Zika virus case confirmed in Japan

The Japanese Health Ministry said Thursday it has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Japan after…

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