Ruhunu Hospital to invest Rs 1.5 b in uplifting healthcare in the Southern Province

Views - 29 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital a market leader in providing Healthcare for the people for the past 20 + years have embarked on their biggest investment to date by expanding a new wing which will comprise of 50 + hospital beds, 50+ channel rooms, 2 operating Theatre

Sri Lanka Insurance ties up with Medilink to provide cashless card

Views - 56 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Insurance signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medilink Lanka Ltd. recently which would enable the leading insurance company to provide cashless cards to its insurance policyholders who obtain health cover. Accordingly, policyholders

Pharma Chamber supports SLMA initiative to unlock potential of pharmacy sales assistants of Colombo

Views - 32 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

In an effort to promote greater emphasis on the role of a responsible and accountable pharmacist in Sri Lanka’s healthcare industry, Medicinal Drugs Committee of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) together with the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceut

Nourishing the lives of women in Sri Lanka over the last one decade

Views - 18 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

NNO was the first skincare nourishment brand for night time use to be introduced in Sri Lanka. Women are generally habituated to apply something on their face before they leave home, during the day but nothing really before they go to sleep Mega Life

Cashless admission anywhere in the world and free second medical opinions with AIA Health Protector

Views - 35 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

AIA Health Protector, the next generation, comprehensive health cover by AIA Insurance has just introduced two new features. With medical inflation in Sri Lanka increasing at over 7% and a very large portion of all healthcare expenditure being out of

Asiri Central Hospital selected as first-ever overseas venue for intl. FRCS Neurosurgery exam

Views - 34 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Having set the benchmark for pioneering medical care and advanced technology, Asiri Group of Hospital’s Central Hospital had the unique privilege of hosting the prestigious International FRCS examination in Neurosurgery recently. Remarkably, this w

eChannelling partners ICTA to provide doctor channelling for government hospital patients

Views - 46 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC, the largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka, along with Mobitel, and the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) have embarked on a national endeavour – ‘eChannelling for Government Hospitals

Locally-developed Eco Balm launches range of specialised products

Views - 28 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Eco Balm, a locally-developed range of balm products manufactured by Eco Ceylon Global Ltd., was launched into the Sri Lankan market recently at an event in Colombo. The product range is set to be distributed at selected

Durdans Hospital introduces advanced hi-tech laboratory system in SL

Views - 43 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Durdans HospDurdans Hospital recently announced the opening of the most advanced biplane catheterisation laboratory which helps interventionists cure and treat complex conditions easily. The latest Philips Azurion biplane offers high accuracy through

Vision Care Academy celebrates Optometry Day with a unique program

Views - 31 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Vision Care, the pioneering eye care company in Sri Lanka, held the Vision Care Optometry Day 2018 under the theme ‘See the World, Together’. This year’s ninth Optometry Day and

Doc990 onboard Hemas Hospitals to extend healthcare services portfolio

Views - 44 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Doc990 recently announced the onboarding of Hemas Hospitals to expand the reach of healthcare services offered to customers

Ayurveda Expo 2018 to commence in July

Views - 46 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The seventh edition of Ayurveda Expo 2018 will be held from 13 to 15 July at the BMICH, giving a centre stage to local

Diabetes awareness at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Views - 27 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

An awareness session on diabetes, its common causes and risk factors was held for Cinnamon Grand Associates on 30 May

‘Wellness Walk’ rings in Shangri-La Global Wellness Month

Views - 66 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

As part of the Shangri-La Colombo’s ‘Global Wellness Month’, this past Saturday saw the hotel host a 2.5km ‘Wellness Walk’ along Galle Face for its employees and sponsors.

Treatment for a number of bone related ailments at Osteo Clinic

Views - 31 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

Patients can now consult Professor Sagara Karunathilaka, who successfully treats spine related problems without surgery or medication, at the Osteo Clinic ( situated at Aturugiriya Road, Malabe. Osteopathy me

Opening of Sri Mangala Non Surgical Hospital in Ratmalana

Views - 68 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Mangala Non Surgical Hospital was recently declared open by Sri Lankan educationist and politician Mohan Lal Grero, who is a member of Parliament of Sri Lanka representing the Colombo District and the current State Minister of University Educ

Save your lungs today, Kandy!

Views - 41 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

Breathlessness, coughs and severe respiratory diseases like Asthma, COPD and Allergic Rhinitis are on the rise in Kandy. To create awareness of this situation, the Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists, in partnership with Cipla, will kick-off #saveyo

Hemas Hospitals’ lab services launches revolutionary medical testing

Views - 279 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

Hemas Hospitals has launched an orbit-changing bundle of digital services to the customers of its laboratory chain including the three hospital-based labs in Wattala, Thalawathugoda and Galle, and 44 branch laboratories island-wide. These digital se

Lanka Hospitals marks 15 years of service excellence in nuclear medicine sector

Views - 76 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, the world class healthcare provider in Sri Lanka, commemorates an illustrious 15 years of service excellence of its Nuclear Medicine Centre at the Lanka Hospitals’ auditorium. The anniversary celebration was held in the presenc

UNFPA marks Menstrual Hygiene Day in Sri Lanka

Views - 36 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Menstruation, colloquially known as ‘periods’, is a normal biological process. However, it remains a globally stigmatised

The first flag of No-Tobacco Samurdhi Flag program pinned on President

Views - 16 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The first flag of the No-Tobacco Samurdhi Flag program, carried out in parallel to the World No Tobacco Day which

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease: WHO

Views - 20 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

GENEVA (Reuters): Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track

Volunteering youth stand up to raise awareness on alcohol

Views - 39 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Rotaract Club of Wattala in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Peace City Hatton, The Interact Club of Highlands

Proud to be a beach saver: Let’s start from our home

Views - 14 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Sri-Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is blessed with a scenic beachscape all around the island. As a traveller during

Lions Club awards Fight Cancer Team for service rendered to Apeksha cancer hospital

Views - 29 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The Lions Club recently awarded the Fight Cancer Team (FCT) for its tireless service rendered to the Apeksha cancer

Ceylinco Healthcare to offer SBRT for cancer in Sri Lanka following training by experts

Views - 44 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Two leading experts in radiation oncology were in Sri Lanka recently to share their knowledge on the latest techniques in treating cancer through Tomotherapy.

Strong growth trajectory to continue for listed hospitals despite resource constraints: Fitch

Views - 26 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Fitch Rating is forecasting strong growth trajectory to continue for listed Sri Lankan hospitals despite resource constraints.

Govt. to invest over Rs. 900 m to improve university medical facilities

Views - 36 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

The Government has identified the importance of having competent human capital to compete with the rapidly changing global economy as the country is geared to take off and advance as a fast-growing middle-income country.

Austria extends Rs. 1.8 b interest-free loan for health sector development

Views - 127 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

The Erste Bank of Austria has provided EUR 9.5 million (approximately Rs.1,810 million) interest-free credit facilities to enhance the access to quality and modern healthcare facilities in hospitals in the country.

Major health summit offers “springboard for action”

Views - 29 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Far-reaching measures that will drive up healthcare standards and improve the lives of millions of citizens have been agreed on by Commonwealth ministers.

Today's Columnists

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

Why Sri Lanka needs to strengthen geopolitical ties to be a competitive global economy by 2030

Columnists More