An abnormal growth in a woman, weighting some 14-kilogrammes equivalent to the weight of four healthy newborn babies was yesterday removed by Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Jagath Herath at a private hospital in Kalawewa. The woman aged 35 from Kekirawa had been living for more than six months with the abnormal growth in her ovary, causing it to develop further, Dr. Herath who is attached to the Anuradhapura General Hospital told the Daily Mirror. The […]
Sri Lanka intends to better protect fish habitats around the island by declaring them as protected zones in order to safeguard the resources for the future, said Udaya Senevirathne, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. Government policy is to ensure th sustainability of marine resources for economic development and conservation, he told the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference that began in Sri Lanka on Monday. “We hope to protect fishing areas […]
Today initiated by Pedal Pushers, almost 150 riders took to the streets of Colombo, supporting the World Bike To Work Day. Pedal Pusher cyclists comprised of riders representing the corporate sector, government sector, entrepreneurs, professionals and the like. Most importantly, Pedal Pushers ‘share the road with cyclists’ initiative was projected to drivers during the ride across the busy streets of Colombo. For safety on the road, Dedicated Cycling Lanes are on the cards as expressed […]
Students who have been selected for universities in Thirukkovil Division were felicitated by the Thirukkovil Vipulananda Academy at the Academy’s Auditorium under the patronage of its founder the director of the Academy S. Jeyapalan. Tamil National Alliance’s Digamadulla District MP Kaveenthran Kodeewaran participated as the Chief Guest and gave away mementos to those who were selected for the university. MP Kodeewaran said, time has now come to concentrate on education and parents must give all […]
Taipei, May 10 (CNA) A Sri Lanka national has been caught attempting to travel to Canada via Taiwan using fake Canadian identification cards, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Tuesday. The 24-year-old man was discovered by immigrant agents at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport late Monday to be holding a fake Canadian permanent resident card when he was waiting for a transit flight to Toronto, the agency said. A fake Canadian citizenship card, health card and […]
The second Judicial Medical Officer’s (JMO) report on Sumith Prasanna Jayawardane’s death at Embilipitiya during a clash with the Police had revealed that his death was due to excessive bleeding and not because of injuries caused by being assaulted or being pushed. Counsel Anuja Premaratne, appearing for former Embilipitiya Police ASP C. Dharmaratne, conveyed this to Embilipitiya High Court Judge Kumari Abeyratne today.
All Sri Lankan women who undergo illegal abortions at various places with the assistance of those who call themselves `doctors’ can now come to a state hospital immediately after the abortion and get their lives saved without getting arrested by the police. The relevant authorities should make arrangements to legalize abortion on specific medical/social reasons decided by a panel of doctors, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr. Mangala Dissanayake said. Addressing the media during a press […]
According to education authorities, schools in the North Central Province, with the exception of government schools will be conducted till 12 pm. until further notice. Secretary of Education in the North Central Province W.T.A. Manel said that the decision was made owing to the prevailing high weather temperatures. Meanwhile, the Minister of Education in the North Central Province said that the prevalent high weather temperatures have caused ill health among students.
Crip of justice is tightening further around Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa for breach of naval laws in addition to civilian laws, The Sunday Leader learns. A special committee report, compiled under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy Commander reveals that the Navy should intervene in bringing justice to other Navy officers who had been deprived of their fundamental rights during the recruitment of Yoshitha Rajapaksa to the Navy. Meanwhile Kaduwela Acting Magistrate […]
Crystal clear warnings, as obvious as the traffic-light system ingrained into our brains, will be mandatory on beverage labels from June 1. Red will indicate an excess level of sugar, amber a high-level and green a moderate level, giving the consumer the option to make an informed choice not only to ward off diseases such as diabetes but also to send a signal to beverage manufacturers, the Sunday Times learns. Reiterating that there are bitter […]