Seylan Bank partners SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka to light up their season

Views - 28 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Aspiring to create a memorable season, Seylan Bank has come forward to support the SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka (SOSCVSL) by raising Rs. 1 million. Christmas is a time for giving and a time for celebrating – with this initiative, the childr

Browns Hospitals recognised for dedication to patient care at National Business Excellence Awards

Views - 63 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Browns Hospitals, a fast growing healthcare service provider, was recognised for its steadfast commitment to excellence in healthcare related services at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards 2018 which took place at The Hilton C

Doc990 introduces ongoing appointment number feature at Nawaloka Hospital Negombo

Views - 161 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Doc990, Sri Lanka’s fastest and smartest digital health app, announced the launch of its ongoing appointment number service at Nawaloka Hospital Negombo. For the first time in Sri Lanka, customers can now track an ongoing appointment number as a va

Lack of health care is a waste of human capital: 5 ways to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 203

Views - 30 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

When Cecilia Rodriguez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, eight years ago, she had a major revelation. She realised that what she was promoting as director of a primary heal awarded for Best Digital Integration Campaign

Views - 33 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Consolidating a winning reputation, was bestowed with prominent recognition at the prestigious SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence 2018, organised by Sri Lanka Telecom to recognise institutions, individuals and brands for achievemen

LHD expands laboratory services in anticipation of best diagnostics around the island

Views - 45 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD), the name synonymous with the best in class accuracy and efficiency in laboratory testing, has announced its latest score in expansion that covers the diagnostics needs of a larger geographical footprint. With the u

IIHS graduates another batch of SMART health professionals

Views - 41 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) recently saw a number of students graduate with diplomas and degrees in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Bio Medical Sciences, Health

World Pharmacist Day 2018 celebrations at Healthguard

Views - 38 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading value-added health and beauty retail chain Healthguard recognised the extensive expertise of 15 of its qualified pharmacists recently, in accordance with the World Pharmacist Day 2018. A special event was organised to honour t

Thailand becomes first in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging; WHO commends efforts

Views - 29 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

The World Health Organization yesterday commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products. “Thailand’

Private sector in Sri Lanka gains significant business benefits when providing childcare support: IF

Views - 243 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Businesses in Sri Lanka that offer childcare support to their employees can gain a significant positive impact on recruitment, retention and productivity of workers, especially women, according to a new report released by the International Finance Co

Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Sri Lanka

Views - 92 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Tomorrow marks International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Universal Health Coverage is a fundamental goal rooted in the human right to health. It ensures that every person, no matter who they are or where they live – has

Hemas Hospitals recognised for its delivery of high quality healthcare services to Seychelles

Views - 41 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan health care provider Hemas Hospital Thalawatugoda was felicitated at a special ceremony recognising the hospital’s outstanding contributions towards serving the healthcare needs of the citizens of Seychelles. The award was prese

An appreciation: Dr. Ravi Perumalpillai

Views - 315 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Dr. Ravi Perumalpillai MD FRCS was a brilliant Cardiothoracic Surgeon who started his career in Sri Lanka and then moved to the UK where he served with distinction and dedication at the Oxford University Hospital during a long stint eventually to tra

Nawaloka Hospitals Fertility Centre upgrades facilities to provide best-in-class care

Views - 34 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Celebrating 12 years of assisting couples across the country realise their dream of conceiving a child, Sri Lanka’s leading private healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospital announced the completion of upgrades to its state of the art fertility centre

SLIC Successfully concluded ‘Call to Donate’ CSR initiative

Views - 28 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

“Call to Donate” a CSR initiative by Sri Lanka Insurance concluded with immense success collecting more than 480,000 missed calls from generous Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka Insurance, a name that resonates in the hearts of Sri Lankan people as the nati

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Views - 29 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:31

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplant from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connectin

Dazzling festivities as Premium International celebrates 15 years of excellence

Views - 28 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:31

Sri Lanka’s only integrated turnkey healthcare solutions provider Premium International celebrates 15 years since its incorporation at the end of 2018. What began as a six-man trading organisation primarily targeting medical equipment supply in the

Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study says

Views - 24 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:30

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said

Detection of breast cancer with latest 3D mammogram in Sri Lanka

Views - 52 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:30

A mammogram is one of the best ways to detect breast cancer but many women are known to avoid it due to associated pain and discomfort while undergoing the said examination. The 3D Digital (Hologic) mammogram at Durdans Hospital ensures minimal pain

Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease: study

Views - 37 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned last week. Global warming’

WHO says spread of polio remains international health emergency

Views - 33 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

The spread of polio must still be classified as a public health emergency because, while progress has been made towards wiping out the disease, that progress is fragile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “We are so close to the el

Asiri AOI to transform cancer care in Sri Lanka

Views - 58 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

The incidence of cancer has shown an alarming rise in Sri Lanka, with over 20,000 new patients recorded annually, according to National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) reports. With the intent to offer world class cancer care in Sri Lanka, Asiri Surgi

Healthy Life Clinic with Housewives Association enlightens families on diabetes

Views - 43 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

In celebration of World Diabetes Day, Healthy Life Clinic, together with the Sri Lanka Housewives Association conducted an educational seminar for their membership, focussing on the vital need of family support in diabetes care. In keeping with this

Accelerate progress against HIV/AIDS by making quality testing accessible to all

Views - 53 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to quality HIV testing and can know their status is critical to preventing and controlling HIV/AIDS. Across the WHO South-East Asia Region, as across the world, many people living with HIV (PLHIV) lack acces

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo launches unique wellness program

Views - 100 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Health is a state of mind and wellness is a state of being. With plenty of wellness retreats to visit, guests don’t necessarily have to sign up for a week or two weeks of detoxing to find your zen. The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo launched a unique we

“Proud” Chinese geneticist says another baby-gene editing volunteer pregnant

Views - 32 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

HONG KONG (Reuters): A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed that another volunteer is pregnant as part of the

George Steuart Health launches calcium channel blocker ‘Cilacar’ for first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 189 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

George Steuart Health recently announced the launch of ‘Cilacar’, a revolutionary discovery of an advanced calcium channel blocker, for the first time in Sri Lanka. Cilacar was introduced during a medical symposium hosted by the George Steuart He

1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service now available in 7 provinces

Views - 172 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

The 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service, which was expanded island-wide recently under Indian grant assistance, has been making good progress. The service has been available in Northern Province since July; in Uva since August; in North Central Province

A healthy back starts with good posture

Views - 42 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

The backbone or spine is an important structure for many functions – it supports our body’s weight, protects the spinal cord, controls the posture and is also the attachment point for muscles. Maintaining a healthy spine enables it to function sm

Specialised and comprehensive ENT care at Durdans Hospital

Views - 31 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Many people live with conditions that affect their sense of smell, breathing, balance and vocal ability. Durdans ENT Unit provides specialised care for all types of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders, and cancers. The ears, nose, and thr

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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