Sunshine Healthcare fights diabetes with ‘Seeni Maru’ public awareness campaign

Views - 11 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:00

Sunshine Healthcare, part of the diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC, looks to foster important and timely dialogue about the causes, complications and treatments associated with diabetes amongst all Sri Lankans. Appropriately themed ‘Se

Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in Japan

Views - 4 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the vessel to 355, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Sunday. The Diamond Pr

Hemas Hospitals first Lankan organisation to be granted Integrated Management System certification

Views - 10 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:00

Leading healthcare chain Hemas Hospitals recently reaffirmed its high standard of quality when it had its Integrated Management System (IMS) certified by respected UK body LMS Certification Ltd. This makes Hemas Hospitals the first Sri Lankan organis

Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry hosts 5th AGM

Views - 9 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry (SLCMDI) held its fifth Annual General Meeting recently amid a gathering of its members and industry stakeholders. The event was held under the patronage of Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi a

Technomedics wins SAP Ace Award for its SAP B One implementation

Views - 73 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

Technomedics, the industry leading medical equipment provider in Sri Lanka has been commended at the 13th SAP ACE Awards with Customer Excellence – Service Award. The accolade was commending the SAP Business One implementation. As the industry lea

AIA Suwa Diriya: A life insurance plan that helps fight the fear of critical illness

Views - 21 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

Everyone aspires to live a long healthy life and as we go on this journey, we do everything we can to ensure our families are happy. But things don’t always go as planned and unwelcomed things can happen. That is why having a life insurance plan is

Advance team of WHO experts arrives in China to probe coronavirus

Views - 12 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

Geneva/London (Reuters): An advance team of World Health Organization medical experts arrived in China on Monday to help investigate the coronavirus outbreak, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Tedros, who met Chinese President Xi Jinping in

St. John Sri Lanka leaders plan for strategic development

Views - 28 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

Key officials of the St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka, representing all the districts, recently met in Colombo to prepare plans to serve the Sri Lankan community through first aid, emergency and community care services. St. Joh

WHO highly appreciates China’s efforts in fighting against the outbreak of coronavirus

Views - 15 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

As you know, last week I declared another public international concern – this time over the outbreak health emergency of novel coronavirus. As of this morning, there are 17,238 confirmed cases in China, and 361 deaths. Outside China, there are 151

Ceyoka supports anaesthesiologists and intensivists with monitoring platform for critical care

Views - 15 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

The 36th Annual Academic Congress of the College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists was held recently in Colombo under the theme, ‘To overcome challenges and move forward’. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ceyoka has sponsored the conf

China’s efforts to beat coronavirus epidemic

Views - 19 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Since the outbreak of the disease, the Chinese Government has taken a series of decisive and rigorous prevention and control measures. The speed, intensity and coverage of China’s response have been unprecedented in the world. First, the Chinese G

“Huawei Health App paves the way for a wholesome lifestyle”: Dr. Pandula Basnayake

Views - 23 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, has always delivered its consumers with the best tools to give them a superior smartphone experience. Huawei Health is the official Huawei app provided to monitor health and physical activity. The app lets

World unprepared for major infectious disease outbreak, says new health security study

Views - 19 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:00

No country is fully prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic, according to the first edition of the Global Health Security Index. Released last week, the index shows that only 13 of nearly 200 countries score in the top tier, suggesting that most

Lanka Hospitals partners with Rotary to provide treatment to children with congenital heart disease

Views - 17 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider partners with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan, the Rotary Club of Newton, New Jersey USA and Gift of Life International. The objective of the partnersh

Hayleys Mabroc extends helping hand to Kiribathgoda Base Hospital

Views - 15 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:00

Iconic Sri Lankan diversified conglomerate Hayleys PLC’s leading tea export brand, Mabroc Teas, announced the recent completion of the refurbishment of the Men’s Ward at the Kiribathgoda Base Hospital. Facilitated through an investment of Rs. 2.5

Hemas Hospitals crowned best hospital chain in Sri Lanka at NBEA awards 2019

Views - 25 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:00

Reputed healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals closed out the year in spectacular fashion by taking home Gold Awards in the Overall Large category and Healthcare Service Sector category, of the National Business Excellence Awards held on 13 December. Th

Johnson & Johnson working on vaccine for deadly coronavirus

Views - 19 Friday, 31 January 2020 00:02

Reuters: Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday became the latest drugmaker to begin work on developing a vaccine for a new coronavirus that has already killed more than 100 people in China, as health authorities race to contain the outbreak. J&J said its va

Ceylinco Healthcare Centre and Apollo Proton Cancer Center introduce proton therapy, digital PET CT

Views - 18 Friday, 31 January 2020 00:02

Ceylinco Healthcare Centre together with the Apollo Proton Cancer Center conducted an event on 18 January at the Colombo Hilton to introduce proton therapy and the digital PET CT to Sri Lanka.

The ABCs of the Wuhan illness

Views - 353 Friday, 31 January 2020 00:00

The current global healthcare sending waves of fear and shock throughout the world is the Wuhan illness or more popularly known as the coronavirus. While it is easy to get caught in the circle of panic caused by news or social media, exercising patie

President patronages AYATI National Centre for Children with Disabilities

Views - 28 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

AYATI – Sri Lanka’s first ‘National Centre for Children with Disabilities’ – was officially inaugurated to serve the many children with disability, whose families hitherto had no source of solace. The momentous occasion was graced by Presid

Ceylinco Life takes potentially life-saving medical help to 3,000 plus in 2019

Views - 10 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

More than 3,000 people were provided free access to doctors, underwent health checks and received medical advice on diagnosed conditions in 2019 under a potentially life-saving country-wide community initiative of Ceylinco Life. In its 16th year, the

LSEG Sri Lanka supports children suffering from congenital heart diseases

Views - 60 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

The London Stock Exchange Group Sri Lanka (LSEG SL) has partnered with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan for Rotary International District 3220 to drive forward “Don’t Skip a Beat” – a project to help children who suffer from congenital

HNB continues 5-year partnership with AIESEC to provide RO units to schools in CKDu hit areas

Views - 218 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:05

Celebrating five years of providing essential clean drinking water facilities to schools in areas affected by the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu), Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with the Colombo South Committee....

Ceylinco Healthcare and Apollo introduce Proton therapy and Digital PET scans to Sri Lanka

Views - 18 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:02

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) together with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, recently conducted an event at which Sri Lankan oncologists and cancer specialists were introduced to the benefits of Proton Therapy Treatment and the advantages of Dig

SLIIT offers internationally recognised nursing degree for healthcare professionals

Views - 14 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:01

SLIIT, the nation’s leading non-state higher education institute which is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Universities (IAU) provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals.....

Doc990 and Mc Leod Hospital Jaffna partner to offer convenient medical services for patients

Views - 17 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Doc990, Sri Lanka’s pioneering digital health solutions service provider, powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, recently announced its partnership with Mc Leod Hospital – Jaffna to facilitate a plethora of med

Nawaloka Hospitals awarded 5th consecutive 5 Crown Award for Food Hygiene

Views - 20 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Leading healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals had high praise heaped upon the quality and hygiene of its food when it was presented a prestigious 5 Crown Award for Food Hygiene by Ind-Expo Certification Ltd. for the fifth consecutive year. The hospi

Caring for autism in Sri Lanka: A social need for us all

Views - 53 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

By Dr. Sudath Damsinghe A few months ago, a parent came up to me with a heart-breaking story. Their child was entering the final year of his OL education, when the school’s principal decided that the child’s education didn’t matter. This parent

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Views - 19 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

PARIS (AFP): A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer. Breast cancer is one of the

Vision Care expands islandwide network with latest outlet at Asiri Hospital Kandy

Views - 36 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

Vision Care, the market leader in eye care products in Sri Lanka, celebrated the latest addition to its expanding islandwide network with the ceremonious opening of its latest outlet located at the Ground Floor of Asiri Hospital Kandy. The Chief Gue

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Economic growth through fragmentation and global value chain

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The global value chain will continue to enhance economic growth, create better job opportunities and shrink poverty in developing countries. As far back as the 1990s, through international trade, global value chain benefits were experienced by poorer

Sri Lankan housewife in trouble again?

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

After almost six quarters of negative growth, starting from Quarter 1 2016, Sri Lanka saw overall general trading conditions recovering to register +4.1% GDP growth in Q1-2019 and +3.7% in Q2-2019 which was a welcome sign to a typical Sri Lanka hous

Their investigations and our investigations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

There must be very few subjects in this country more investigated than the alleged wrongdoings in relation to Government issued bonds. Beginning with the so-called Pilipino committee (appointed by persons whose very conduct was germane to the inquir

Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural res

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