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Over 40 dengue deaths this year

Sri Lanka, July 11 -- A total of 27088 dengue cases and 40 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country within this year by July 10th, the Epidemiology Unit sources said.According to ... Read More


Tax on sweetened drinks

Sri Lanka, July 3 -- Tax on highly sweetened drinks will re-imposed in order to protect Sri Lankans from Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, kidney diseases, heart diseases, hyp... Read More


Tax on sweetened drinks again

Sri Lanka, July 3 -- The tax on sweetened drinks which was removed by the '51 day government' will be re-imposed. The tax was originally imposed as a social health measure in response to calls by heal... Read More


Folic acid tablets safe for pregnant mothers

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- The folic acid tablets provided for pregnant mothers by the Medical Supplies Division (MSD) of the Health Ministry is completely safe, Health Ministry spokesman said.According to... Read More


New ambulance provided to the Parliament

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry provided a brand new ambulance to the Parliament recently, Health Ministry spokesman said.According to the spokesman, the Ford ... Read More


Nearly 23,000 Dengue patients & 33 deaths in six months

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- A total of 22283 dengue cases and 33 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country within this year by June 21st (last Friday), the Epidemiology Unit sources said... Read More


No imports of Chinese cigarettes, says Rajitha

Sri Lanka, June 17 -- I will not allow anyone to import Chinese cigarettes to Sri Lanka, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said. Addressing a ceremony at the Wat... Read More


Import of foreign cigarettes not allowed to the country - Dr Rajitha

Sri Lanka, June 17 -- I will not let anyone to import Chinese cigarettes to Sri Lanka and if that happens, sitting in the Cabinet will be problematic for me, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine ... Read More


Exalting Sir D. B.'s altruism

Sri Lanka, June 5 -- He fought for the rights of the Sinhala Buddhists and was imprisoned in 1915 along with several other leaders. He promoted Buddhist education in the country and worked against co... Read More


Over 19,000 dengue cases in five months

Sri Lanka, June 3 -- A total of 18760 dengue cases and 28 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country within this year by the end of last month, the Epidemiology Unit sources said. ... Read More