Risk factors for deliberate self-harm in young people in rural Sri Lanka: a prospective cohort study of 22,000 individuals - Fernando K, Jayamanna S, Weerasinghe M, Priyadarshana C, Ratnayake R, Pearson M, Gunnell D, Dawson A, Hawton K, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Metcalfe C, Knipe D.
BACKGROUND: Over 90% of youth suicide deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this relatively little is known about risk factors in this context. AIMS: Investigate risk factors for deliberate self-harm (non-fatal) in young people in rural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Acute myocardial infarction after Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) bite - Rathnayaka RMMKN, Ranathunga PEAN, Kularatne SAM.
Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) is a deadly venomous snake that causes most snakebite deaths in Sri Lanka. It is widely distributed all over the country, and it commonly causes venom-induced consumption coagulopathy and neuroparalysis. Cardiotoxic manife... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Sri Lanka names new PM in bid to address growing crisis
Sri Lanka appointed a new prime minister on Thursday, as its embattled president seeks a way out of the country's worst economic crisis since independence that has sparked widespread protests. #protests #primeminister #srilanka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug companies may take a hit, too
One of India's leading drug maker Cipla said it took a charge of around Rs 40 crore in Q4FY22 on its forex line, on account of receivables from Sri Lanka. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sri Lanka protesters burn politicians' homes as country plunges further into chaos
Protesters in Sri Lanka have burned down homes belonging to 38 politicians as the crisis-hit country plunged further into chaos, with the government ordering troops to "shoot on sight". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military rescues Sri Lanka's Prime Minister in pre-dawn operation as violent clashes leave seven dead
#srilanka #primeminister #clashes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka tense after protesters torch leaders' homes in night of unrest
Troops enforce curfews after a night of anti-government unrest in Sri Lanka fuelled by an economic crisis. #protesters #torchleaders #unresttroops #srilanka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns Amid Economic Crisis
Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down after months of mass protests against his government’s handling of an economic crisis that has led to double-digit inflation, rolling blackouts and acute shortages... #srilankan #mahindarajapaksa #massprotests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka MP among five killed as violence escalates
Dozens of houses belonging to Rajapaksa loyalists set on fire across the nation amid an economic crisis. #rajapaksa #loyalists #srilanka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests - The Associated Press
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down over the country’s worst... #colombo #theassociatedpress #srilankan #primeminister #protests #mahindarajapaksa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka's prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisis
#srilanka #protests #primeminister (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka president declares new state of emergency as protests roil island
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday, after prolonged protests and a general strike shuttered schools, businesses, and transport services. #srilanka #gotabayarajapaksa #protests #stateofemergency (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A measure of justice: alternatives to pursuing criminal accountability for conflict-related sexual violence in Sri Lanka - Gomez SYM.
Recent research conducted in Sri Lanka has revealed that victim survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and their notions of justice and accountability are influenced by their lack of trust in an ineffective criminal justice process. Moreover,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Inflicted by Self-Serving Elite
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 2022 (IPS) Once deemed a basic human needs success story, Sri Lanka (SL) is now in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. Nonetheless, SL’s ‘moment of truth’ now offers lessons for other developing countries. China scapegoat SL has just defaulted on its foreign debt for the very first time. Attributing its current predicament to a Chinese ‘debt-trap’ is a new Cold War propaganda distraction – which we will undoubtedly hear much more of. Anis ChowdhuryIn this fable, SL is a country caught in a debt trap due to white elephan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Save Sri Lankan wildlife from foreign smugglers
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/376/6590">Volume 376, Issue 6590</a>, Page 255-255, April 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Tharaka S. Priyadarshana Source Type: news