El Ni ño conditions in Pacific precede dengue fever epidemics in South Asia
Researchers have found a strong association between El Ni ño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study , el Niño activity -- measured in sea surface temperature in the pacific -- impacts rainfall and temperatures in Sri Lanka and thus contributes to exacerbated dengue epidem ics six months later. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

El Ni ñ o conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia
(Umea University) Researchers have found a strong association between El Ni ñ o-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Ni ñ o activity -- measured in sea surface temperature in the pacific -- impacts rainfall and temperatures in Sri Lanka and thus contributes to exacerbated dengue epidemics six months later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids in the Middle East: an exploratory study of medico-legal referrals - Wickramage K, De Silva M, Peiris S.
This study aimed to explore patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids. METHODS: Sri Lanka... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy
Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - September 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global Health: ‘ Big Success Story ’ : Sri Lanka Is Declared Free of Malaria
The announcement by the World Health Organization came for a country that once had more than 500,000 cases a year but has not had any for three years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria World Health Organization Sri Lanka Tamils (Ethnic Group) Sinhalese (Ethnic Group) Source Type: news

Indian Ocean Tsunami and its influence on the resurgence of social work as an academic discipline in Sri Lanka - Herath SMK.
In December 2004, the massive Indian Ocean Tsunami hit the coastal areas of Sri Lanka causing a devastating impact on the lives of people. National and International humanitarian aid received in the aftermath was unprecedented. Among this was a team of pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?
Sri Lanka was certified malaria-free on Monday, making it the second country to reach this status in the World Health Organization's (WHO) region of South-east Asia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO declares Sri Lanka malaria-free
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Sri Lanka for eliminating malaria disease, which long affected the island country. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide first aid guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi consensus study - De Silva SA, Colucci E, Mendis J, Kelly CM, Jorm AF, Minas H.
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Gatekeeper programs aimed at specific target groups could be a promising suicide prevention strategy in the country. The aim of this study was to develop guidelines that help members ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The Zika Virus And Politicized Science
Science today is regularly distorted to serve other ends. The religious right, for instance, claims that "creationism" should be taught in public schools as a scientific alternative to the theory of evolution. The environmentalist left, for instance, claims that science reveals genetically modified foods to be harmful to one's health. Both groups subordinate the facts of science to other considerations, whether Biblical or ideological. The same dishonesty is shaping the response to the Zika virus. The Zika threat is causing great concern at the Rio Olympics, with some athletes having chosen to avoid the Games ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan
A conservation plan has resulted in the revival of Sri Lanka ’s once condemned mangrove forests. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Challenges encountered and lessons learnt from venous injuries at Sri Lankan combat theatres - Ratnayake AS, Samarasinghe B, Bala M.
The objective of this study was to characterise the spectrum of peripheral venous injury in the Sri Lankan war theatres, including categorisation of anatomic patterns, mechanism and management of casualties, including short-term results of surgica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Food insecurity follows floods in Sri Lanka
Extreme weather events are affecting Sri Lanka ’s food security, UN reports and the country’s leaders say. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Food Safety Issues Rise in Colombo
By Editor, Sunday Times, Sri LankaAug 8 2016 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)This newspaper’s News Desk has been following up on Public Health issues for some time, and their ongoing reports should raise concerns among Colombo residents, both the affluent, and the not-so, because of the declining standards in the monitoring of food establishments, from the humble ‘buth kades’ to the restaurants of five-star hotels. There is a lot of debate about the delay in holding Local Government elections and whether the representatives of the country’s Municipalities, Urban Councils and Praadeshiya Sabhas should ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editor sunday Tags: Asia-Pacific Global Governance Headlines Health Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Researchers tie mass kidney failures in Sri Lanka to harmful agrochemicals
(NaturalNews) Hundreds of thousands of people living in Sri Lanka are suffering from chronic kidney disease, a painful and debilitating condition that causes the organs to stop functioning over time. The illness is primarily concentrated in the country's rice basket, affecting up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Learned To Live Again After The Death Of My 23-Year-Old Son
For some reason I was compelled to look, no, to stare at the latest photo of my son wingsuiting. He was flying so close to the treetops that he could almost touch them. I simply couldn't stop staring at that photo. "He isn't going to die doing that," my boyfriend said, "that's not his destiny." I put my phone away feeling stupid for staring at his picture during dinner. We had a typical and normal evening; dinner, television, bed. I drove home the next morning, going with the flow of 60+ mph traffic in the fast lane of the 15 in Salt Lake City. Life had finally gotten to a place of contentment and pea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child abuse in Northern Sri Lanka - Sathiadas MG, Mayoorathy S, Varuni K, Ranganathan SS.
OBJECTIVE: To identify areas of deficiencies and gaps in child protection services in Northern Sri Lanka. Also, to help in recommending strategies, programmes of interventions for addressing issues of child abuse and advice the legal system. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cloning for Medicine: the Miracle that Wasn’t
By Editor, Sunday Times, Sri LankaJul 5 2016 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)PARIS, AFP – When Dolly the cloned sheep was born 20 years ago on July 5, many hailed mankind’s new-found mastery over DNA as a harbinger of medical miracles such as lab-grown transplant organs. Others trembled at the portent of a “Brave New World” of identical humans farmed for spare parts or as cannon fodder.As it turns out, neither came to pass.Human cloning — complicated, risky and ethically contentious — has largely been replaced as the holy grail of regenerative medicine by other technologies, say experts.&l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editor Sunday Times Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Cloning for Medicine: the Miracle that Wasn ’ t
By Editor, Sunday Times, Sri LankaJul 5 2016 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)PARIS, AFP – When Dolly the cloned sheep was born 20 years ago on July 5, many hailed mankind’s new-found mastery over DNA as a harbinger of medical miracles such as lab-grown transplant organs. Others trembled at the portent of a “Brave New World” of identical humans farmed for spare parts or as cannon fodder.As it turns out, neither came to pass.Human cloning — complicated, risky and ethically contentious — has largely been replaced as the holy grail of regenerative medicine by other technologies, say experts.&l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editor Sunday Times Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Sri Lanka woos Indian pharma companies to set up operations in the country
The Sri Lankan government could also offer sops to Indian firms which invest to expand the production of formulations and bulk drugs there. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

War and disaster in Sri Lanka: depression, family adjustment and health among women heading households - Banford Witting A, Lambert J, Wickrama T, Thanigaseelan S, Merten M.
BACKGROUND: The civil war, lasting from 1983 to 2009, and the tsunami that struck Southeastern Asia in 2004 were major stressors that changed the demographic landscape of the northern province of Sri Lanka. The composition of families changed dramatically,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Latest Population Projection of 25 Million Poses Serious Challenges
By Editor, Sunday Times, Sri LankaMay 29 2016 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)The most recent population projections expect the Island’s population to reach 25 million by 2042 and 25.8 million by 2062. It is expected to stabilise around the mid 2060s at 25-26 million. This is a significant departure from earlier projections that expected population stability much earlier at around 23-24 million in the 2030s and to decline thereafter. This higher population growth that is mainly due to the recent increase in fertility from below replacement level to above replacement level, poses serious social and economic challenges i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editor sunday Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Population Source Type: news

Artefactual incised wounds due to postmortem predation by the Sri Lankan water monitor (kabaragoya) - Gunawardena SA.
Monitor lizards are large reptilian animals mostly seen around water based habitats. Sri Lanka has an endemic water monitor lizard called the kabaragoya (Varanus salvator salvator) which is perhaps the most common large animal scavenger in the country. Sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparison of injuries due to lethal weapons during and after civil strife in Sri Lanka: a medico-legal study - Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura RP, Amararatne SR, Ratnaweera AR.
This study was conducted to describe the nature and characteristics of injuries due to lethal weapons during civil strife and to compare those... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Make a difference overseas
Doctors wishing to make a difference overseas are invited to take part in this year’s BMA Humanitarian Fund, which is launched today. Applications are open today and are open to all current NHS employees aiming to take part in a humanitarian medical project between July 2016 and July 2017. The fund, which last year was increased to £30,000, provides financial support to doctors looking to take part in projects in the developing world. Operating for more than 10 years, recent projects have included a programme providing treatment to deaf children in Sri Lanka and operations to reverse cleft palates in Kenya. BMA...
Source: BMA News - April 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries and near misses among adolescents in Galle, Sri Lanka - Gong E.
Road traffic injuries (RTI), as the 8th leading cause of deaths worldwide, caused an increasing number of morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka especially among young vulnerable road users. However, few studies provided evidence on the risk and related modi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overdose of oral contraceptive pills as a means of intentional self-poisoning amongst young women in Sri Lanka: considerations for family planning - Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Agampodi T, Storm F, Agampodi S.
OBJECTIVE: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are one of the most popular family planning methods in Sri Lanka. As part of two hospital-based studies on self-harm, the use of OCPs was identified, from yet unpublished results, as a means of intentional self-po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

[Feature] Occupational hazard
Farm workers in southern India are dying from chronic kidney disease, and no one knows what is causing it. But a rash of similar outbreaks in other countries, including Central America, Sri Lanka, and Egypt, has underscored that it is a global problem. Public health experts and researchers are alarmed and baffled. In Central America, which has been hit the hardest, the leading hypothesis is that this is an occupational disease, caused by chronic exposure to heat and dehydration in the cane fields. But in India, as in Sri Lanka and Central America, researchers are pursuing a wide range of ideas, including contaminants in dr...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Non-fatal self-poisoning across age groups, in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse T, Christensen H, Cotton S, Griffiths KM.
Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning in common in Sri Lanka, but little is known about variation of psychiatric morbidity and suicidal intent across differing ages. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with non-fatal self-poisoning ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Neurotoxicity in Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming in Sri Lanka: a clinical and neurophysiological study - Silva A, Maduwage K, Sedgwick M, Pilapitiya S, Weerawansa P, Dahanayaka NJ, Buckley NA, Siribaddana S, Isbister GK.
CONTEXT: Russell's viper is more medically important than any other Asian snake, due to number of envenoming's and fatalities. Russell's viper populations in South India and Sri Lanka (Daboia russelii) cause unique neuromuscular paralysis not seen in other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Talwalkars to open 100 gyms in Sri Lanka, to invest Rs 100 crore
Fitness chain Talwalkars Better Value Fitness today said it will invest Rs 100 crore over the next three years to open 100 gyms across Sri Lanka. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka boy excluded over HIV rumour
Education officials in Sri Lanka exclude a boy from school after false rumours that he was carrying the Aids virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: a five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka - Kularatne SA, Ralapanawa DM, Weerakoon K, Bokalamulla UK, Abagaspitiya N.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a global problem which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories including Sri Lanka, where human deaths from rabies are in decline whilst resources incurred for prevention of rabies are in sharp incline over the years. In thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kidneys Going Cheap in Poor Estate Community
By Amantha PereraTALAWAKELE, Sri Lanka, Feb 10 2016 (IPS)One and half years ago, Johnson, a 20- something youth, hailing from Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, received an unusual request. The caller, someone Johnson knew casually, made an offer for his kidney. “It was for a half a million rupees (around US $3,500),” he said. Rajendaran, a 24 year-old beggar at the Talawakele railway station who gets regular requests for his kidney but has so far refused. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSJohnson thought for a while and agreed. Mired in poverty and without a permanent job, half million was something he could only drea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amantha Perera Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Democracy Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Exposure to conflict and disaster: a national survey on the prevalence of psychotic experiences in Sri Lanka - Keraite A, Sumathipala A, Siriwardhana C, Morgan C, Reininghaus U.
Recent research conducted in high-income countries suggests psychotic experiences are common in the general population, but evidence from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) remains limited. Sri Lanka is a LMIC affected by three decades of civil confli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sri Lanka launches investigation into alleged human kidney racket
(Reuters) – Sri Lanka has launched an investigation into allegations that a group of surgeons ran a racket trading human kidneys, the health ministry said on Saturday, two days after the authorities banned all kidney transplant surgery for foreigners. The health ministry has appointed a committee of five experts to run the investigation, it said in a statement. Allegations of the racket first surfaced in Indian media. Most of the alleged recipients of the illegally traded kidneys were Indian nationals. Trading in human organs in illegal in Sri Lanka. On Thursday, Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne sa...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Legal News Source Type: news

Community-based study on family-related contributory factors for childhood unintentional injuries in an urban setting of Sri Lanka - Punyadasa D, Samarakkody D.
A community-based descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among children aged 1 to 4 years residing in an urban setting of Sri Lanka to assess the incidence and associated family-related factors of unintentional injuries. A total of 458 children ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: associated triggers and motivations - Rajapakse T, Griffiths KM, Christensen H, Cotton S.
BACKGROUND: Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is common in Sri Lanka. To date, most preventive strategies have focused on limitation of access to toxic pesticides, which has reduced the rates of fatal self-poisoning. However the ongoing phenomenon of n... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Fitness to plead in Sri Lanka - De Alwis A.
Derived from the Indian Criminal Procedure Code, Sri Lanka's Criminal Procedure Code which provides for 'fitness to plead' criteria in the country is unchanged from when it was introduced in the nineteenth century. As it lacks clear definitions, does not p... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The insanity defense and the assessment of criminal responsibility in Sri Lanka - De Alwis A, Fernando N.
Insanity or unsoundness of mind is one of the general exceptions that exist in the penal code of Sri Lanka that excludes an individual of responsibility for a crime (criminal responsibility). Despite the many advances in science and law, the sections on th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Falling suicide rates in Sri Lanka: lessons and cautions - Samarasinghe D.
Among the likely major contributors to the recent decline in suicides in Sri Lanka are a reduction in widespread and ready access to highly lethal agrochemicals, better management of persons admitted to hospitals with self-harm and a decline in sensational... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Road rage in Sri Lanka: prevalence and psychiatric distress - Rodrigo A, Perera D, Eranga VP, Peris MU, Pathmeswaran A.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents are a major public health concern in Sri Lanka. Aggressive and reckless driving is an important contributor to the high rate of road traffic accidents. OBJECTIVE: We studied prevalence, nature, determinants and ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Road traffic crashes, injury and fatality trends in Sri Lanka: 1938-2013 - Dharmaratne SD, Jayatilleke AU, Jayatilleke AC.
OBJECTIVE: To analyse trends in road traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities over 75 years in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Data on road traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities between 1938 and 2013 were obtained from the Police Statistics Unit. Rates per 100... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Functional venomics of the Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) and its toxinological correlations - Tan NH, Fung SY, Tan KY, Yap MK, Gnanathasan CA, Tan CH.
The venom proteome (venomics) of the Sri Lankan Daboia russelii was elucidated using 1D SDS PAGE nano-ESI-LCMS/MS shotgun proteomics. A total of 41 different venom proteins belonging to 11 different protein families were identified. The four main protein f... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Impact of adverse childhood experiences on intimate partner violence perpetration among Sri Lankan men - Fonseka RW, Minnis AM, Gomez AM.
In Sri Lanka, over one in three women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in their lifetime, making it a serious public health concern. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as child abuse and neglect, witnessing domestic violence,... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Google's Internet Balloons Connect Remote Locations To The Web
Discussion On Internet Accessibility For The Disabled  The What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges. If you know a story you think should be on our Honor Roll, please send an email to Aaron Barksdale at aaron.barksdale@huffingtonpost.com with the subject line "WHAT'S WORKING."  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, bu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors associated with RTCs among for-hire three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka: a case-control study - Jayatilleke AU, Poudel KC, Dharmaratne SD, Jayatilleke AC, Jimba M.
OBJECTIVE: For-hire three-wheeler crashes are a growing burden in Sri Lanka. We conducted this study to examine the factors associated with road traffic crashes (RTCs) among for-hire three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka. METHODS: We conducted a case-... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sri Lanka's President bans glyphosate nationwide to protect the health of the people
(NaturalNews) In one of his first official acts, Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, announced that his country's importation of the world's most used herbicide, glyphosate, was to be banned immediately and that the release of stocks already in the country was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression and its correlates among undergraduates in Sri Lanka - Amarasuriya SD, Jorm AF, Reavley NJ.
This study examines the prevalence of depression in a sample of Sri Lankan undergraduates, their exposure to threatening life events and the predictors of their depression. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality
In peacetime Sri Lanka, women still bear a heavy load in looking for jobs and tending to their families. Credit: Adithya Alles/IPSBy Ranjit PereraCOLOMBO, May 5 2015 (IPS)When Rosy Senanayake, Sri Lanka’s minister of state for child affairs, addressed the U.N. Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York last month, she articulated both the successes and shortcomings of gender equality in a country which prided itself electing the world’s first female head of government: Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike in July 1960.After surviving a 26-year-long separatist war, which ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has been r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ranjit Perera Tags: Asia-Pacific Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Peace Population Poverty & SDGs Wo Source Type: news