ECONOMYNEXT – Chinese companies linked to the government have offered to do projects ranging from drinking water to transport in Sri Lanka’s Polonnaruwa district, the electoral base of the island’s president, Maithripala Sirisena (read more).
ECONOMYNEXT – A planned economic pact with India does not involve the free movement of doctors across the border so that they can set up clinics in Sri Lanka, Deputy Finance Minister Harsha de Silva told reporters. “The economic agreement with India does not involve Mode 04 services or the movement of natural persons,” de Silva told reporters in Colombo. (read more)
Says National Medicines Regulatory Authority should recognise SLCPI as key stakeholder of health sector
(DFT) The 54th AGM of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry was held earlier this month with Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senarathne gracing the occasion as Chief Guest whilst National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) Chairman Prof. Lal Jayakody was Guest of Honour (read more)
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s private hospitals are poised for strong growth given favourable demographic trends in the island which has one of the world’s fastest-growing, ageing populations, Fitch Ratings has said. (read more)
(DFT): The world’s first malaria vaccine, which won a green light from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said recently. “We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly because it is important that we acquire more knowledge about where it really works the best,” GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Chief Executive Andrew Witty told reporters.(read more)
(DFT) The Health Ministry is to conduct chemical tests on all brands of noodles and the samples will be sent to the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI). The move comes after Nestle had said last week that it will destroy more than $50m worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India’s food safety regulator. (read more)
Participating as chief guest at the International Family Health Day celebrations at the National Youth Centre in Maharagama on Tuesday, President Sirisena said that the development in health service is a more important measurement on the development of a country rather than the development of physical resources such as roads and buildings (read more)
(DFT) CFW’s ‘Fashion+Food’ program, which was part of the series ‘Celebrate Colombo’ in association with Sri Lanka Tourism, showcased Colombo as a vibrant city that buzzes with activity during Fashion Week, and highlighted the myriad attractions and experiences it has to offer. (read more)
The launch of ‘The Eco-innovation Project on Agri-food Sector for SMEs’: Sri Lanka selected to implement first pilot project in Asia Pacific region; implemented by UNEP and
local partner NCPC (read more)
(Bloomberg) — Apples that have been genetically modified so they don’t turn brown when cut or bruised were approved for planting in the U.S., a product designed to expand the market for fresh-sliced fruit and reduce food waste (read more)
(BW-Bloomberg) McDonald’s is an industrial wonder. It’s the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That’s the problem (read more)
Tips to prepare for your retirement from AIA – to ensure you’re ready for the best time of your life! (read more)
Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets. (read more)
(DFT) the Government that the facilities at the National Science Park in close proximity to the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology should be used to create an ecosystem conducive for the development of a pharmaceutical industry in the country (read more)
(DFT) The exhibition was organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) SME Development Program together with SLSI, the Sri Lanka Food Processors’ Association (SLFPA) and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
(DFT) The Lanka Business Coalition of HIV and AIDS (LBCH) recently signed an MoU with The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) with the aim of promoting HIV&AIDS awareness among its members.
(DFT) In addition to giving you a confidence boost every time you pass a mirror, a healthy and fit lifestyle has many benefits, from giving you energy when you need it, to protecting you against harmful illnesses.
If recharging, rejuvenating and warding off excess fat make your cup of tea, Colombo does offer a plethora of options for staying fit and healthy.