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ලෙඩ්ඩු හරවා යවන්න නීතියෙන් ඉඩක් නැති ලන්ඩන් දොස්තරලා  

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි මැයි 15 ඉරිදා සති අග අරුණ ලෙඩේ මොකක්ද ඔයා මොන පක්ෂෙද තමන්ගෙන් ප්‍රතිකාර ගන්නට ආ ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට දේශපාලන හේතූන් මත ප්‍රතිකාර නොකළ විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් වන මහාචාර්ය රනිල් ජයවර්ධන එක් පිරිසකට වීරයෙකි. තවත් පිරිසකට ද්‍රෝහියෙකි. ඒ අතරේ සැත්කමට භාජනය කර සිටි විමලවීර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට රෝහලේදි සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්ය […]

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Minster Prasanna Ranatunga refused treatment (Video)

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News circulating on social media recently stated that a doctor at a private hospital in Colombo had refused to treat  Minister Prasanna Ranatunga who had come to him for treatment. Several parties expressed their views regarding the refusal of a doctor to attend to the Minister. The Sri Lanka Medical Association says this […]

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Bangladesh sends medical supplies worth US$ 2.32 million to Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, May 5 (newsin.asia): The Government of Bangladesh donated much needed medical supplies to the people of Sri Lanka at the request of the Sri Lankan Government at a simple ceremony held at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on May 5. The urgent medical supplies provided are of a total value […]

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Sri Lanka sends SOS for lifesaving and emergency medicine supplies

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Priyanka Sharma Courtesy LiveMint Sri Lanka is seeking emergency aid to secure lifesaving drugs amid its worst economic crisis. The island nation, which imports 85% of its medicine requirements, has run out of dollars to pay for imports, putting its healthcare system on the brink of collapse NEW DELHI : Sri Lanka has reached out to […]

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Sri Lanka makes face masks mandatory again

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today said the lifting of mandatory requirement to wear face masks outdoors is temporarily suspended, considering the large public gatherings currently taking place in the country. DGHS Dr. Asela Gunawardena therefore stated that face masks should be worn outdoors as done before. Issuing a press release, he […]

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Hospitals run out of endotracheal tubes for new-borns: Neonatologist

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror All paediatricians and neonatologists in the country are in dilemma due to the absence of Endotracheal (ETT) Tubes for the ventilation of new-born babies, infants and children, Castle Street Teaching Hospital Consultant Neonatologist Dr. L.P.C. Saman Kumara said. He said it will be very soon all hospitals will run out of […]

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Special official appointed to coordinate with stakeholders to maintain healthcare services

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena has appointed an official coordinator to maintain uninterrupted healthcare services and facilitate medicinal and equipment donations to Sri Lanka. Accordingly, Director Medical Technology Services at Health Ministry Dr. Anver Hamdani has been appointed as the coordinating officer on behalf of Ministry of […]

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Scientists Finally Have Clues About What We See When We Die

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Daisy Hernandez Courtesy msn.com For the very first time, scientists have recorded the brain waves of a dying person. The recordings indicate that there could be some truth to the statement my life flashed before my eyes” when someone has a near-death experience. The findings, which have been published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, are not comprehensive because the patient […]

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SLMA urges govt to secure funding to fulfill basic needs of hospitals

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) on Thursday said there is an acute shortage of essential medicines, reagents, equipment and consumables in government hospitals and the private healthcare sector in Sri Lanka.  In a letter addressed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the SLMA Medical Intercollegiate Committee called for urgent corrective measures for the crisis […]

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Covid: Four more deaths, 238 new cases added to total count

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 238 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 657,791.  According to official figures, 624,592 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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China-aided hospital in Sri Lanka completes 1st organ transplant

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Xinhua COLOMBO, March 18 (Xinhua) — A specialized nephrology hospital in Sri Lanka, built with the assistance of the Chinese government, has successfully performed a kidney transplant surgery from a living donor recently, the first of its kind since the operation of the hospital. The China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital said the recipient of […]

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COVID: Three more deaths and 288 new cases confirmed

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 288 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 657,723.  According to official figures, 624,521 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 03 more Covid-19 deaths, 301 new cases

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another three coronavirus related deaths for March 16, pushing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 16,419.  This figure includes two males and one female patient while all three deceased are over the age of 60 years.  Meanwhile the Health Ministry says that […]

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Sri Lanka detects 320 new positive cases of Covid-19 and death count drops to one

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 320 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 657,134.  According to official figures, 619,193 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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COVID: Sri Lanka confirms 08 more deaths and 428 new cases

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 08 coronavirus related deaths for March 14, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 16,407. The deaths reported today include 04 males and 04 female patients, according to the Government Information Department. Two of the Covid-19 victims are between the ages […]

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Daily Covid-19 cases count at 311 today and Seven more Covid-19 deaths confirmed

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 311 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 656,041.  According to official figures, 618,886 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Covid: 347 new infections and 19 deaths confirmed in Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 347 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 655,730.  According to official figures, 618,797 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Sri Lanka detects 467 fresh cases of Covid-19 and Seven more Covid-related fatalities added to death toll

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 467 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 655,383.  According to official figures, 618,697 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Coronavirus: 580 fresh cases reported and confirms 13 more coronavirus deaths in Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that another 580 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (March 10), pushing the tally of confirmed cases of the virus registered in the country to 654,916.  Nearly 20,000 patients infected with coronavirus are currently undergoing treatment island-wide while total recoveries has risen to 618,616. The Director General of […]

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Scans reveal how Covid may change the brain

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

By Rebecca Morelle Science Editor, BBC News Courtesy BBC Catching Covid may cause changes to the brain, a study suggests. Scientists found significant differences in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans before and after infection. Even after a mild infection, the overall size of the brain had shrunk slightly, with less grey matter in the parts […]

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Sri Lanka reports 662 new cases of coronavirus and reports 08 new deaths, 121 recoveries

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says another 662 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (07). Accordingly, the total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country climbs to 650,802 with this while 16,201 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment.  The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another eight […]

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Coronavirus: 508 fresh cases detected in Sri Lanka and confirms 10 more Covid-19 deaths

Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 508 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (March 06). This brings the tally of Coronavirus cases registered in the country thus far to 650,140. Approximately 15,688 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment while total recoveries stands at 618,141. The Director General of Health […]

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Covid-19: Sri Lanka records 14 more deaths and 639 new cases

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 639 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 649,632.  According to official figures, 609,822 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Sri Lanka records 20 more Covid-19 deaths and 583 new cases

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 583 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 648,993.  According to official figures, 609,680 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Cabinet reshuffle: SB appointed Minister of Industries

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana SLPP Member of Parliament S.B. Dissanayake has been sworn in as the new Minister of Industries before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (03). Secretary to the President Gamni Senarath was also present on this occasion, the PMD said.  This comes after Ministers Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila were removed […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 20 COVID deaths

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 20 coronavirus related deaths for March 02, increasing the official Covid-19 death toll in Sri Lanka to 16,287.  This figure includes 09 males and 11 female patients, according to the Government Information Department.  Two of the victims are between the ages 30-59 years while […]

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Daily Covid-19 cases count reaches 751 today and confirms 23 more coronavirus deaths

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 751 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 647,699.  According to official figures, 609,292 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Sri Lanka detects 914 new cases of Covid-19 and records 22 new Covid-related deaths

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 914 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 646,948.  According to official figures, 609,092 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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996 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in Sri Lanka and confirms another 32 coronavirus deaths

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 996 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (Feb. 28). This brings the tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 detected int eh country to 646,033. Approximately 20,888 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment across the island.  The Director General of Health Services […]

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Sri Lanka detects 977 new cases of Covid-19 and confirms 24 more coronavirus deaths

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 977 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 within today (27). The total number of coronavirus cases registered in the country thus far climbs to 645,037 with this. Meanwhile over 20,000 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment island-wide The Director General of Health Services has […]

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