Mega Lifesciences the passionate guardian of human wellness

Views - 12 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 - 66 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 - 121 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 - 36 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 - 400 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 - 13 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 - 19 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

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

Views - 39 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 - 67 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 - 33 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 - 20 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 - 45 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 - 41 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 - 63 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 - 33 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 - 50 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 - 50 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 - 52 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 - 54 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 - 30 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 - 72 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 - 35 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 - 81 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 - 51 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 - 329 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 - 84 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 - 45 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 - 18 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 - 21 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 - 44 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

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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