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15 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 34748 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

The outbreak situation in 2017 warranted extensive and regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment, along with strengthened patient education on management of fever which resulted in a relatively low mortality.

14 Aug 2018 description

UK funding will help nearly 600 families in the Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaithivu and Batticaloa districts of Sri Lanka.

Nearly 600 families resettled on newly released land in the North and East of Sri Lanka will benefit from £1 million from the UK Government to support the provision of basic infrastructure and services.

12 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33966 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

10 Aug 2018 description

It is hard to imagine that only 14 years ago Sri Lanka was severely devastated by the tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

Its waves submerged the southwestern part of Sri Lanka, killing tens of thousands and destroying the infrastructure.

But there is a lesson to be learnt here. Had Sri Lankans realised that through the destruction of a natural form of defence by chopping down the mangroves, it is unlikely they would have taken this course of action.

10 Aug 2018 description

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33858 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.9% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

10 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that his government will provide necessary facilities to the Sri Lankan refugees arriving from Tamil Nadu.

Answering to a question in Parliament on Wednesday, Wickremsinghe said Indian government has informed that 3,815 Sri Lankan refugees living in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu have expressed their willingness to come back to Sri Lanka.

He asserted that the Ministry of Resettlement is working on providing permanent land, housing, livelihood assistance and facilities to the returning families.

09 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33739 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

08 Aug 2018 description

Dengue update

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33644 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

07 Aug 2018 description

“Hearing the gates close was probably the loudest sound I’ve ever heard.”

It’s 2014. South Sudan. The world’s youngest nation is torn apart by conflict. And as usual, civilians are caught in the middle. Villages are destroyed, men are arrested, women and girls are raped. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the violence.

07 Aug 2018 description

Action Against Hunger remembers the humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Sri Lanka in 2006, and continues to demand justice for the murders of its staff.