A discussion is underway between trade unions who are protesting against marking attendance by the finger print method and the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital governing board. A token strike was launched by the nurses at the National Hospital and the Eye Hospital in support of the protest until 7 a.m. today. However, Chairman of...
Tourist numbers have increased rapidly over the last decade, from 43,368 visitors in 2008 to 658,277 in 2016 according to Sri Lanka Tourism statistics. With rising tourist numbers, together with poor waste management, the level of pollution and stress to fauna has increased significantly. To mitigate the growing problem of...
Jan 11, 2018    Nurses attached to the Colombo National Hospital and Eye Hospital have decided to carry out a trade union action by taking sick leave today. This move is in support of the strike action launched by the Nurses’ Union of the Sri Jayawardenapura National Hospital.The Nurses Union attached...
Jan 09, 2018   Nurses at the Kantale Base Hospital commenced a strike this morning.The stike was staged claiming that the nursing administrator was harrassing them. The group of nurses request authorities to transfer the administraton in question to a different hospital. Patients have also expereinced severe inconveniences due to the strike action. The...
Jan 09, 2018    The price of a Kilogram of rice has exceeded Rs 75 across many areas in the country. There are a reports of a stock of paddy being kept in a storage facility in Ampara for thirteen years, and never released to market. Over 1000 kilogrammes of paddy which was...
A group of pregnant mothers staged a protest in front of the Mannar General Hospital demanding an Obstetrician & Gynecologist (VOG) to be appointed to the hospital.They have staged a sit-in protest, obstructing the road opposite the hospital. The mothers pointed out that they face huge difficulties due to the...
There are fears of a growing environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. The Sanchi tanker was still ablaze this morning (Jan. 08), reports said. The crew, 30 Iranians, and two Bangladeshis remain missing. The US Navy...
Jan 08, 2018    Director General of the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, Dr. Susith Senaratne, stated that surgeries scheduled for today, January 8, will have to be canceled if nurses do not report to work. Nurses of the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital refrained from work, in protest against the newly introduced fingerprint system. While the authorities...
Jan 08, 2018   A strike action by nurses has brought surgeries at the Sri Jayawardanepura hospital to a standstill.According to the Hospital Director, the number of surgeries performed daily in the hospital is between 50 and 60. In addition, 25 cardiac patients who were admitted at the Colombo National Hospital were...
Though the United States President Donald Trump is still insisting that climate change is a Chinese hoax, a bomb cyclone or a powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Northeast yesterday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a cold snap that has gripped much...
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