Bullying in rural schools among early adolescents in Sri Lanka; prevalence of bullying acts and common responses to bullying - Jayasinghe VPKK, Perera KMN, Guruge GND.
Prevalence of bullying among school going adolescents was estimated to be high (approximately 37%) in Sri Lanka according to the Global School based student Health Survey. However, limited number of studies were carried out in Sri Lanka on bullying among a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mrs. World Caroline Jurie Gives Up Crown Following Arrest For Pageant Incident
Mrs. World Caroline Jurie surrendered her crown in a recorded statement addressing her onstage incident with Mrs. Sri Lanka World winner... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mrs World' grabs crown from head of 'Mrs Sri Lanka' on stage
Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, declared that Pushpika De Silva was ineligible as the winner because she was divorced, and forcibly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mrs. Sri Lanka winner injured after another pageant contestant ripped her crown off, claiming she is divorced
"I say a true queen is not a woman who snatches another woman's crown, but a woman who secretly sets another woman's crown," the winner... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka bans palm oil imports, tells producers to uproot plantations
Sri Lanka on Monday banned imports of palm oil and new palm plantations, and told producers to uproot existing plantations in a phased... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relieve digestive issues and fight cancer with Indian bael
(Natural News) Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael in Nepal and India, is a plant that belongs to the Rutaceae, or citrus, family. It is native to Northern India but can also be found in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. Also called shivaduma, or the tree of Shiva, bael is sacred to the Hindus and is commonly found growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, close Islamic schools
Sri Lanka on Saturday announced a ban on burqas and the closure of more than 1,000 Islamic schools in the country, (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka to ban burka and other face coverings
The measure is needed on security grounds, officials say, two years after the Easter Sunday attacks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new model predicts snakebites to save human lives
(Tel-Aviv University) The researchers focused on Sri Lanka, a snakebite hotspot, and developed a model for predicting snakebites based on the behavior patterns of both farmers and snakes. The model may be implemented in different countries, and can predict changes in snakebite patterns resulting from future climate change. It can become a valuable tool for snakebite prevention policies, saving numerous human lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India helping to address issue of vaccine equity: Top UN Women official
India has provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries. The vaccines were sent to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is being a 'left-behind' child associated with an increased risk of self-poisoning in adulthood? Findings from a case-control study in Sri Lanka - Knipe D, Moran P, Howe LD, Bandara P, Wickramage K, Gunnell D, Rajapakse T.
PURPOSE: The long-term consequences of parental emigration on offspring self-harm risk is unknown. METHODS: We investigated the association between experiencing parental emigration in childhood with hospital presentations for self-poisoning in adul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sri Lanka to allow burial of COVID-19 victims following ban
Sri Lanka says it will begin giving permission for Muslims who die of COVID-19 to be buried following an outcry over a previous ban (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Asian shares hit record high on stimulus hopes; Estonia tests vaccine 'passports'
Progress with vaccinations also boosts investor optimism; Spain cases pass 3m; boss of Johnson& Johnson says annual vaccine may be needed for ‘several years’What are the new UK anti-Covid border restrictions?Wuhan lab leak theory of Covid origin ‘unlikely’ says WHO teamEurope ’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthdayMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations4.39amGMTThe hope of a large government stimulus to help theAmerican economy recover from the Covid-induced downturn, and further good progress with vaccinations programs around the world, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: US news Vaccines and immunisation Europe Health Science Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lankan officials say vaccinations advancing
 Sri Lankan health officials say more than half of the health workers and frontline military and police officers have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Explaining the accumulation of victimization in vulnerable children: Interpersonal violence among children traumatized by war and disaster in a children's home in Sri Lanka - Rajan V, Neuner F, Catani C.
Research in postconflict settings indicated that children's exposure to war and natural disaster is a significant predictor of experiencing violence within their families. However, it is unclear if this effect is driven by characteristics of traumatized ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sri Lanka ’s Deteriorating Human Rights Situation Raises Multiple Alarms
Shreen SaroorBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Feb 1 2021 (IPS) A decade has passed since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war between the government and the LTTE, where at least 100,000 people were killed in the over three-decade long conflict. Families of victims of enforced disappearances continue to seek justice, the government is yet to end impunity and put accountability for crimes under international law and human rights violation and abuses in its transitional justice process. In a recent United Nations Human Rights Office of The High Commissioner report, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Asia Today: Sri Lanka vaccinates 1st health workers, troops
Sri Lanka has begun inoculating frontline health workers, military troops and police officers against COVID-19 amid warnings about infections among medical workers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India donates first 500,000 doses of vaccine to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s president has welcomed the first 500,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from India, which has donated the shots to eight countries in the region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maqsoda Maqsodi to Join IntraHealth as New Chief Program Officer
January 29, 2021IntraHealth International is thrilled to welcome Maqsoda Maqsodi as our new chief program officer, beginning February 1, 2021.As a member of the executive team, Maqsodi will lead IntraHealth’s Center for Program Delivery and Learning and oversee global health projects in more than 30 countries. She brings over 17 years of experience in project leadership and management, including in conflict and post-conflict settings. Maqsodi has worked in Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Bolivia, and Peru.“I am so happy to be welcoming Maqsoda to our ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Sri Lanka: ‘Forced’ cremation of COVID victims’ bodies must stop - UN rights experts
The Sri Lankan Government should end its policy of compulsorily cremating victims of COVID-19, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with purchasing pesticide from shops for intentional self-poisoning in Sri Lanka - Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Jayamanne S, Knipe D, Hawton K, Gunnell D, Agampodi S.
OBJECTIVE: In South Asia, up to one in five individuals who ingest pesticides for self-poisoning and survive purchased them from a shop immediately prior to the event. Thus far, no research has taken place to determine whether interventions implemented thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive
Sri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread
Sri Lanka has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to prevent the medical system from collapsing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months
Sri Lanka has reopened to foreign tourists after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation’s lucrative travel industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing
Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lankan holy man ’s ‘miracle’ potion for Covid turns sour
Minister who publicly drank syrup touted as coronavirus cure tests positiveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA self-styled Sri Lankan holy man ’s supposed miracle potion to prevent Covid-19 has turned sour after a minister who publicly drank it was taken to hospital with the virus.Thousands defied public gathering restrictions to swamp a village in central Sri Lanka last month to get the syrup made by Dhammika Bandara.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Colombo Tags: Sri Lanka Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks
The first destinations would be in India ’s immediate neighbourhood, like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mauritius to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Determination of response spectra for Sri Lankan cities using finite difference method - Dananjaya RMS, Wijesundara KK, Seneviratne HN, Dissanayake PBR.
Sri Lanka has been considered as a seismically safe country in the past considering the large distance from the island to active plate boundaries. However, with the increased degree of urbanization, the possible impact of intraplate earthquakes on populati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A macro seismic hazard zonation for Sri Lanka - Seneviratne HN, Wijesundara KK, Perera LRK, Dissanayake PBR.
"ENGINEER", established in 1973 by The Institution of Engineers, is a Journal for dissemination of Engineering knowledge, published quarterly.Cover DescriptionCover images show construction works of the raising of the Minipe anicut project. The Institution... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

India says it will prioritize Sri Lanka in providing vaccine
India’s foreign minister has assured Sri Lanka that it will be prioritized when Indian-produced COVID-19 vaccines are ready for export (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Characteristics and factors associated with injuries sustained by motorcycle occupants admitted to Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2014 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Gunarathna EGUN.
The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of motorcycle accidents and to describe and compare i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sri Lanka opens borders to tourists, and the very first batch has covid positives
Six tourists who arrived from Ukraine have been tested positive for the COVID-19 so far, according to National Operations CenterContinue Reading (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 9 months
Sri Lanka has reopened to tourists after more than nine months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Sri Lanka locks down 3 towns as spread persists
Sri Lankan authorities have imposed lockdown on three towns on the outskirts of the capital to contain the spread of COVID-19 during the festive season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Empowering Women through Wisdom
Credit: Oxfam.orgBy Caryll Tozer and Soraya M. DeenCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 22 2020 (IPS) During the COVID 19 lockdown in Sri Lanka, seven women from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds came together to deliver Wisdom and their message that women must be empowered and their voices for national unity must be heard through this movement. We called ourselves the Wisdom Women and named the online program we created, “Wisdom Wednesdays”. The program airs every fortnight and since its inception in March 2020, we have hosted 21 stimulating shows, with thousands of people watching from across the world. https://y...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caryll Tozer and Soraya M. Deen Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Featured Gender Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Sudden death following hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite - Namal Rathnayaka RMMK, Nishanthi Ranathunga PEA, Kularatne SM.
Hump-nosed vipers of the genus Hypnale are venomous pit vipers endemic to Sri Lanka and southwestern India. They are the most common cause of venomous snakebites in Sri Lanka, causing 27 to 77% of all snakebites. Usually, their bites cause local envenom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

An integrated approach to enhance community resilience in disaster response in Sri Lanka - Herath HMMSD, Saja AMA, Piyadasa R, Zarouk Z.
Climate-related extreme geophysical events are among critical global challenges, and Sri Lanka is the second most-affected nation. To minimize disaster impacts and enhance the livability of human settlements, the concept of building community resilience ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Complicating 'victimhood' in diaspora studies: the saga of Tamils in exile - Ganesh K.
As an interdisciplinary field, Diaspora Studies has drawn from many disciplines, including sociology, especially from its debates on migration, structure and agency. This lecture draws on my ethnographic fieldwork on the Sri Lankan Tamils in Germany. It an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Asia Today: Maldives considers burying Sri Lankan Muslims
The Maldives president’s office says it is discussing how to provide a “humane response” to a request from neighboring Sri Lanka to allow burials for Muslims who die of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lanka to the U.K.: Here ’s your waste back. And there’s more to come
COLOMBO — Sri Lanka has sent back the first batch of hundreds of containers of waste to the U.K., becoming the latest nation in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress and co-occurrence of mental health problems in Sri Lankan adolescents - Ponnamperuma T, Sumathipala A, Siribaddana S.
This study examined the co-o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance
A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy MaloletkaBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 (IPS) According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. And according to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods, access to food and the ability to survive. The World Economic Forum states that ‘With some ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Asia Today: 8 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison
Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka’s capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving eight prisoners dead and 59 others injured (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 8 inmates dead, 59 injured
Sri Lankan officials say eight inmates were killed and 59 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: 6 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison
Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka’s capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving six prisoners dead and 35 others injured (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 6 inmates dead, 35 injured
Sri Lankan officials say six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 inmate dead, 3 wounded in Sri Lanka prison riot
Officials say at least one inmate has been killed and three others injured when inmates clashed with prison officers Sunday at a facility on the outskirt of the capital Colombo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Childhood adversity and self-poisoning: a hospital case control study in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse T, Russell AE, Kidger J, Bandara P, L ópez-López JA, Senarathna L, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D, Knipe D.
This study explored associations between ACE and hospital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news