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18 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 137279 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.53% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 136468 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.34% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 134401 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.49% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

On 15 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu struck Sri Lanka, causing severe flooding and numerous landslides, the destruction of houses and loss of productive assets. This report reflects the views and voices of children affected by the disaster, collected by means of a consultation conducted in December 2016 with 878 children in 16 divisions of the country.

15 Aug 2017 description

Author(s): Nayana Godamunne
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: CEPA
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 27/07/2017

Full summary:

This study explores the state-society relationship in relation to two systemic shocks in Sri Lanka: the drought of 2014 and flood of 2015. It looks at how the state responded, the ways citizens engaged with it to cope and recover, and if this engagement has changed their perceptions of it.

15 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 132488 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.73% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

15 Aug 2017 description

Introduction

This briefing paper summarises the Refugee Council of Australia’s longer submission on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program for 2017-2018.

Scope of the consultation process

14 Aug 2017 description
report Peace Winds Japan

At the end of July, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) successfully completed emergency relief project to the communities affected by the flood and landslides in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka.

After we completed the distribution of kitchen sets and bedding sets, PWJ staff visited and talked with beneficiaries in Dodangoda Division of Kalutara District to hear about their experiences from the flood and how they have been doing since then.

12 Aug 2017 description

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has permitted licensed banks to grant concessions to their borrowers who have been affected by the recent floods, adverse weather conditions and connected circumstances to facilitate the recommencement of their businesses and normalization of their activities.

Accordingly, licensed banks are free to grant a concessionary period of up to 3 months in respect of repayment of all performing credit facilities of such borrowers as at 25th May 2017, and waive the penal interest for this period.

12 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 129893 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.

Approximately 44.89% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 August 2017 10:01

11 Aug 2017 description

For more than 140 years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been visiting detainees worldwide with the aim of improving humane treatment and conditions of detention for all detainees.

In Sri Lanka, we have been visiting detainees since 1989. Visits were then carried out to detainees held in connection with the uprising of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and the armed conflict. Nowadays, we visit all detainees in places of detention.