May 26, 2019
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    Australia will provide renewed support for the humanitarian de-mining efforts in Sri Lanka committing $A700,000 in assistance over the next two years through a partnership with the Mine Action Group (MAG) and Sri Lankan organization, Devlon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH), the Australian High Commission said on Friday in a statement.

    The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will work on getting indigenous medicine on to the same platform as Western medicine, to bring in more recognition to traditional healthcare and make the treatment a lucrative venture in the country, NCCSL President Sujeeva Samaraweera told the media at the launch of ‘Ayurveda Expo 2018’ at the Chamber auditorium last week. ‘Ayurveda Expo 2018’ will be held at the BMICH from July 13-15.

    He said the proposal to bring Ayurveda in line with Western medicine was mooted by the Chamber many years ago, but, it failed to see the light of the day. However, we will give a fresh start to the idea as the current Minister of Health and Nutrition is keen promote indigenous healthcare. Chamber officials who spoke on the significance of the event, said the country has failed to come up with a vibrant plan to develop the indigenous medicinal sector which has grown leaps and bounds in India which attracts a large number of tourists seeking native treatment each year.

    In a move to support the expansion of trade and business relations between Sri Lanka and Qatar, Qatari-based Doha Bank set up a representative office in Colombo on Thursday. The unit in Colombo will operate as a Trade Facilitation Bank providing market information services and financial support for entrepreneurs and investors. It is the first Middle Eastern bank to set up an office in Sri Lanka.

    RAT FEVER WARNING

    June 10, 2018

    The Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) Director and Epidemiologist Dr Paba Palihawadana has warned the public to take precautions to protect themselves from Rat Fever ( Leptospirosis) due to the current rainy weather, when the virus tends to spread.

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