COLOMBO (News 1st) – A viral fever spreading across the Southern Province has claimed 11 lives so far. This is a News 1st special report on the situation. According to medical experts, the disease currently spreading in the province is caused by a combination of three viruses. They are, ...
Colombo May 29 (Prensa Latina) Pneumonia has claimed a dozen lives in Sri Lanka in the past 28 days, medical sources reported today. The figure went up after five patients who sought treatment for this condition at Matara General Hospital recently died.Three out of four deaths which occurred in this...
Colombo (News1st) – Steps have been taken to close down the primary sections of schools in the Southern Province due to the spread of a viral flu. The Secretary to the Southern Province Ministry of Education stated that educational activities from Grades 1 to 5 at 7 educational zones...
The UN agencies say 96 percent of disasters in Sri Lanka are caused by climate issues, such as flooding, landslides, extreme winds and drought. Sri Lanka has ranked the fourth most climate change affected the country in 2016 according to the Global... Read More
COLOMBO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has recorded a rise in asthma patients with at least 1 million affected by the respiratory disease and over 1,000 deaths reported per year, the government media information department quoting medical experts said here on Wednesday. Respiratory Physician Dr. Keerthi Gunasekera from the...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) marks World Health Day every year on 7 April, an occasion to raise international awareness about a specific public health concern. Last year WHO tackled depression while 2018's theme is universal health coverage - ensuring people have access to disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care services without...
President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the secretary to the Ministry of Health to submit a report immediately on the price and quality standard of bottled drinking water. The President issued this directive after it was found that certain businessmen are selling low-quality bottled water for high prices, in the wake...
The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that hydropower generation has become a challenge due to the prevailing dry weather conditions. Speaking to our news team, its media spokesman, Sulakshana Jayawardena said that water levels in the six main reservoirs used for the generation of hydropower including Kotmale and...
Residents of the rural Sri Lankan village of Pitekele relied on the nearby rainforest as a source of food, fuel, fiber and medicine for millennia until it was made into a park. The forest’s new conservation status and strict rules for accessing...
Water Supply and Drainage Board says that due to the prevailing dry weather condition, consumption of water has increased by 10 percent. Its Chairman, K. A. Ansar requests the general public to use water sparingly. Meanwhile, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that demand for electricity has also...
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