AIA’s ‘Healthiest Workplace Survey’ in Sri Lanka for the first time

Views - 16 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s Healthiest Workplace Survey (HWS) at the Great Place to Work conference yesterday.

JICA extends support to SL health and medical services

Views - 21 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic

Sunshine Healthcare Lanka partners 3M Global Channel Services

Views - 45 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

In a bid to further strengthen its product portfolio and offer quality healthcare products to every Sri Lankan, Sunshine

Spa Ceylon spearheads positive living with #MyWellnessGoals campaign

Views - 13 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

In celebration of Global Wellness Day which took place on 9 June, the global luxury ayurveda chain Spa Ceylon has

Family planning is a human right

Views - 21 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

50 years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number

Health Ministry Circular against female circumcision comes under flack

Views - 151 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

A recent Health Ministry circular prohibiting medical practitioners from carrying out female circumcision has been condemned as an affront to Muslims who practice it.

Mom’s healthy lifestyle lowers child’s risk of obesity

Views - 8 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: Children whose mothers stick to healthy lifestyle practices are less likely to be obese than children of less healthy moms, researchers report.

Illegal cigarette trade costing S. Africa $ 510 m a year: Study

Views - 17 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): South Africa has become one of the biggest markets for illegal cigarette sales and is losing

Subway Sri Lanka partners with VACD as charity partner

Views - 13 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Subway Sri Lanka, with retail outlets in Kollupitiya, Fort, Rajagiriya and Mount Lavinia has partnered with VACD (Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities Ltd.)

Cancer diagnosis tied to increased risk of diabetes

Views - 12 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, aged 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time, half the pa

AIA research reveals Sri Lanka facing critical illness ‘financing gap’

Views - 27 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

AIA Healthy Living Index 2018 also shows a sharp decline in the number of people who are satisfied with their health AIA Group (AIA) has found that people in Sri Lanka face a considerable ‘financing gap’ where savings, current levels of insuranc

Sunshine Holdings’ inaugural Agri and Healthcare Awards Night celebrates top achievers

Views - 86 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate, Sunshine Holdings PLC recognised their best-performing employees of agribusiness and healthcare sectors during the financial year of 2017/18 recently at the Sunshine Holdings Awards 2018 held at the Cinnamon Gr

Ninewells expands women’s healthcare services

Views - 46 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

 By Ruwandi Gamage Ninewells Hospital announced yesterday that they would be expanding into gynaecological services for women of all ages and care for older children to meet their patients’ needs throughout their lifetime.     Introducing a ne emphasises ROI benefits of corporate wellness

Views - 18 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

In an ever-expanding and competitive business world, the success of a corporation is often dependent upon the potential

LHD offers world-class standards in laboratory testing

Views - 35 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Whether as a preventive measure or to facilitate treatment, diagnosis forms the cornerstone of every medical procedure.

Pannipitiya Private Hospital offers special benefits for credit cards

Views - 20 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Pannipitiya Private Hospital has tied up with the island’s prominent banks to offer many services to the public. Accordingly

HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Views - 18 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP), the exemplary humanitarian project by the Government of Sri Lanka

Lanka Hospitals inaugurates fully-fledged Medical and Speciality Centre in Seychelles

Views - 30 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, internationally accredited healthcare provider offering world class tertiary medical care, recently

Ruhunu Hospital to invest in first neuro microscope outside Colombo in private sector

Views - 24 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital is set to invest on a state-of-the-art neuro microscope in Karapitiya while further expanding its services in the Southern Province of the country. Ruhunu Hospital has taken a strategic decision to invest in neurosciences and is work

SLPA joins walk to mark Drug Prevention National Week

Views - 13 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) held an acknowledgement walk on 2 July to mark the Drug Prevention National Week. The walk took place with the participation of employees of SLPA and was attended by several higher management officials including S

Colombo Tea Traders Charity Trust and Akbar Brothers donate medical equipment to Eye Hospital

Views - 24 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

The National Eye Hospital (NEH) of Colombo was gifted a state of the art machine for Vitrectomy surgery worth Rs. 6.5 million recently. The funds for this equipment was raised jointly by the charity arm of The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association (CTTA

71st World Health Assembly concludes, shedding no light upon asbestos or related diseases

Views - 15 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

One of the world’s biggest health summits, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), recently concluded its annual summit in Geneva, graced by the newly appointed Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. C

Sri Lanka’s first-ever Haplo-Identical Bone Marrow Transplant for Thalassaemia

Views - 12 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Doctors at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, have successfully performed a Haploidentical BMT for Thalassaemia Major on a 17 year old Sri Lankan girl. Roshani Sandhya Kumari from Kurunegala underwent this procedure as a definitive treatment for

Mega Lifesciences the passionate guardian of human wellness

Views - 10 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

As the world celebrates 9 June as the World Wellness Day, Mega Lifesciences a Human Wellness company with a global footprint across the four continents of Asia, Africa, Australia and South America has been propagating this concept of Human Wellness,

Telemedicine: The future of Sri Lankan health

Views - 43 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Imagine a time when healthcare services will be available anywhere and at any time. Imagine having access to a doctor from wherever you are, even if the doctor is nowhere near you. and Dialog partner to expand digital healthcare services

Views - 100 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s leading digital healthcare tech platforms,, together with IdeaMart, powered by Dialog, announced the advancement of its pioneering ‘Doctor Call’ service, paving the way to offer Sri Lankans the opportunity to conn

Sunshine Group’s Healthguard embarks on Sri Lanka’s 1st ‘Experiential Store’ at Maitland Crescent

Views - 29 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Healthguard, Sri Lanka’s most respected Health and Beauty retail chain, has conceptualised and launched an ‘Experiential Store’ at their Maitland Crescent outlet in Colombo 07, embarking on another first of its kind customer encounter by a Sri

Latest generation coronary stent ‘Coroflex ISAR’ launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 393 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

George Steuart Health launched the first ever polymer free Sirolimus eluting coronary stent – Coroflex ISAR, in Sri Lanka. The launch was held on Saturday, 23 June at the Kingsbury Colombo in conjunction with the faculty dinner of the Sri Lanka Hea

WB grants $ 200 m to control non-communicable diseases: Rajitha

Views - 12 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that the World Bank has granted 200 million dollars to control Non-Communicable Diseases. The Minister said this while attending a Health Walk organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association under the them

Astron wins Pharma Promoters Quiz 3 years in a row

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Astron Ltd., the reputed Sri Lankan pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company emerged as the Champions once again at the 26thPharma Promoters Association (PPA)Quiz Nite which was held on 12 June at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. With this win, Ast

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DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe

Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene

Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th

Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

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