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Sustainable method to eradicate Dengue larvae

Minister of Health Pavithra Vanniarachchi has discussed a non-toxic, sustainable method to eradicate Dengue larvae with German Professor Donat Peter Hader at the Health Ministry recently.

Sri Lanka warned about Wuhan virus

Sri Lanka is among the countries the World Health Organisation has alerted to the rapid spread of Wuhan Pneumonia, a virus spreading from China that causes severe respiratory illness, a spokesman for the organisation told RepublicNext. In an email WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said: “the WHO has encouraged all countries to enhance their surveillance for […]

Activists oppose firearms distribution to combat wild elephant threat.

Environmental Activist Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero says it is a ridiculous decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers to provide AK-47 automatic rifles to Civil Defence Forces to chase away Wild Elephants invading the villages.

Leopard shot and killed near Udawalawe National Park

A full-grown male leopard was shot and killed near the Udawalawe National park last Tuesday (31).

No evidence to suggest link between beer and homosexuality – Dr Anil Jasinghe

There is no evidence to suggest a direct link between beer consumption and homosexuality, National Health Services Director General Dr Anil Jasinghe said.

Bacteria to be released to fight dengue virus

The National Dengue Control Unit will introduce a particular bacteria-laden mosquito to control the spread of dengue, in February, officials told reporters today Dec 30.

WHO reports global decline in male tobacco users; SL conducting its own survey

The number of males consuming tobacco has drastically reduced globally indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday (19)

Experimental, genetically altered mosquito to fight dengue

Sri Lanka will experiment with an imported genetically altered breed of mosquito designed to make female dengue mosquitos sterile.

Daily downpour to continue; over 30,000 people affected

More than 30,000 people belonging to some 9,000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions prevalent across the island over the past few days

Over 14,000 people affected by adverse weather

A total of 14,164 people from 4,153 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions prevalent across the island, the DMC said today.

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