Development and implementation of a worksite-based intervention to improve mothers' knowledge, attitudes, and skills in sharing information with their adolescent daughters on preventing sexual violence: lessons learned in a developing setting, Sri Lanka - Mataraarachchi D, Buddhika Mahesh PK, Pathirana TEA, Vithana PVSC.
This study was intended to explore the effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development of critical infrastructure resilience index for cities in Sri Lanka - Perera US, Siriwardana C, Pitigala Liyana Arachchi IS.
PURPOSE Infrastructures become critical with the emerging threats triggering through disasters. Sri Lanka is a country with a higher risk of disaster impacts, in which the eye-opening has widened towards mitigating the damages towards critical infrastructu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Baltimore bridge disaster will disrupt trade
At least six people were missing in Baltimore yesterday after a container ship lost power and rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, destroying it. The Sri Lanka-bound vessel stayed afloat, but much of the 1.6-mile bridge rapidly collapsed, throwing nighttime construction workers and vehicles…#baltimore #srilanka #patapscoriver #i695 #portofbaltimore #eastcoast #midwest #morningbrew (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon assessing damage of Baltimore bridge collapse
After a cargo vessel plowed into a column and destroyed portions of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, online retail giant Amazon is examining the company's operational challenges, as traffic faces severe disruptions. Early Tuesday, a cargo ship named Dali traveling to Sri Lanka struck the…#baltimore #amazon #srilanka #patapscoriver #maryland #wesmoore #i695keybridge #i695 #i695outerloop #innerloop (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are people and elephants fighting in Sri Lanka?
People and elephants are increasingly competing for the same land in Sri Lanka, leading to a rising number of deaths among both populations. Over the past four years, the fatalities have made the "worst country for human-elephant conflict in the world", said . The future of the South Asian…#srilanka #southasian #farmers #prithivirajfernando #guardian #sumitramalkandi #thalgaswewa #kurunegala #mango #yalanationalpark (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka Renews Policy Easing With Cut in Key Rate
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald's stores close in Sri Lanka after deal with partner ends
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald's stores close in Sri Lanka after deal with partner ended, lawyer says
McDonald's (NYSE: ) has ended an agreement with its local partner in Sri Lanka and all 12 outlets in the country have been closed, an attorney for the U.S. company said on Sunday. "The parent company decided to terminate the agreement with the franchisee due to standard issues," said Sanath…#mcdonald #srilanka #sanathwijewardane #abans #indianocean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, suicide and self-harm in Sri Lanka: analysis of national data - Bandara P, Page A, Rajapakse T, Knipe D.
There is increasing evidence from South Asia and internationally that intimate partner violence (IPV) is strongly associated with self-harm, however its association with suicide and self-harm has not been extensively examined, nor has this relationship bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

IMF says the economic situation in debt-stricken Sri Lanka is gradually improving
The International Monetary Fund says the economic situation in debt-stricken Sri Lanka is improving gradually from the country's worst economic crisis two years ago COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The economic situation in debt-stricken Sri Lanka has started to gradually improve following its worst economic…#srilanka #colombo #imf #lankans #gotabayarajapaksa #indianocean #srilankan #ranilwickremesinghe #srilankas #wickremesinghe (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Star wars: Sri Lanka ’s powerful astrologers split over auspicious dates
Group employed by government divided for first time over best date for new year ritualsSri Lanka ’s government-backed traditional astrologers have failed to unanimously agree on the best date for new year rituals, with squabbling seers warning of “disaster” and accusing rivals of misinterpreting the position of stars.Astrologers are hugely influential figures consulted by the island ’s Buddhist and Hindu communities, and their advice for auspicious dates guides everything from marriages to business deals – and even national elections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies in Colombo Tags: Sri Lanka South and central Asia World news Source Type: news

Sri Lanka Seeks Five-Month Hold on Bondholder Suit
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development of adolescent mental health services in Sri Lanka - Rajapakshe OBW, Mohan M, Singh SP.
Sri Lanka has faced two major catastrophes in recent history: the civil war (1983-2009) and the tsunami (2004). Furthermore, there is a continuously changing socioeconomic situation which is becoming ever more challenging. Nearly a quarter of the Sri Lanka... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the snake that just bit you deadly? Venom ‘pregnancy test’ could tell
Cecilie Knudsen placed the urine on one end of the strip, then sat anxiously for 15 minutes to see whether one or two lines appeared. She wasn’t testing for pregnancy. Instead, Knudsen, a biotechnologist and co-founder of VenomAid Diagnostics, was waiting to see whether the test she and her colleagues developed would accurately detect the presence of a particular snake venom in a sample of mouse urine. It did . The finding, published last month in Scientific Reports , represents “a really remarkable step in venom diagnosis,” says Kalana Maduwage, a physician and biochemist at the University ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 29, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

What women want: mental health in the context of violence against women in a Sri Lanka-qualitative study of priorities and capacities for care - Palfreyman A, Vijayaraj K, Riyaz S, Rizwan Z, Sivayokan S, Thenakoon THS, Dayabandara M, Hanwella R, Devakumar D.
Insufficient evidence guides mental health service development for survivors of violence against women in Sri Lanka. Provider and survivor perspectives on (1) what constitutes mental health, (2) quality of care, and (3) priority areas and stakeholders for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news