Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha The...
The prices of 10 cancer drugs and prices of 13 other drug varieties will be reduced from midnight today. Minister of Health, Rajitha Senaratne said other than that prices of two medical equipment will also be reduced from midnight today. Read More
Colombo (News1st): The prices of ten high-cost cancer drugs and several medical equipment have been reduced with effect from today (September 01). Minister of Health (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne made this announcement at the opening of the 39th pharmacy of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation at the Peradeniya University premises. The...
The National Hospital in Colombo is facing a grave inconvenience due to its inability to dispose of clinical waste. Because of this the patients, as well as medical staff, are exposed to health risks. We found that the responsible authorities have not... Read More
Local A sickness identified as ‘Anoplocephala’ originating from a flea found in grasslands is spreading among tamed elephants in the country while no proper treatment has been found for it so far, Prof. Asoka Dangolla of the Peradeniya University’s Veterinary Faculty said. The illness had spread among three elephants who participated...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Wildlife Department has announced that the Minneriya National Park has been temporarily closed due to an altercation. According to the Department, a group of fishermen had attacked a group of wildlife officers on Sunday (Aug 27th), injuring 10 officers. 4 of the injured wildlife...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Investigation Director of the Central Environmental Authority, N. S. Gamage states that the legal action will be taken against 300 individuals that made use of and sold illegal polythene bags. According to Gamage, over 500 raids have been carried out over the past 12 months...
The branch of the Government Medical Officers Association of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital has lodged a complaint with health authorities accusing specialist doctors of obstructing them. The co-secretary of the GMOA brach at the KTH, Dr. Manjula de... Read More
The Ceylon Electricity Board has decided to carry out the pilot project on artificial rain towards the end of September or beginning of October. Media Spokesperson of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardana expressed these views... Read More
Colombo, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 towns across Sri Lanka have stopped selling cigarettes after a campaign launched in the country to educate people on the harmful effects of smoking. The Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) informed the Minister of Health of the country, Rajitha Senaratne, about 107...
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