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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 09 July 2017

Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant in Kandy Hospital

Sri Lanka’s first heart transplant surgery had been successfully performed at the Kandy General Hospital, the Health Ministry said today.

“A heart of a 24 year-old donor was transplanted to a 34-year-old woman, whose heart was 12 percent nonoperational,” Director of the Kandy Hospital Dr. Saman Ratnayake said.

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Govt. imposes control price for blood tests

By Binoy Suriyaarachchi
The Government on Sunday announced the ceiling prices for Full Blood Count and Antigen tests. Accordingly, the Health Minister has ordered all private hospitals to continue price ceiling on Full Blood Count at Rs.250 and Antigen test at Rs.1000.

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GMOA against new SLMC head appointment

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) warned stern trade union action tomorrow onwards if Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne appoints Prof. Colvin Gunaratne as the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman violating the Medical Ordinance.

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KATARAGAMA DEVIYO: A GOD FOR ALL SEASONS

Pageantry, ceremony and ritual are part of everyday life in Sri Lanka. No matter where you travel to in any part of the country or when, you are bound to be caught up in some form of national festival. However, if you travel down South in the latter part of July you will be fortunate to witness the country’s most spectacular pageant: the Kataragama Esala festival which begins on July 24. This pays homage to God Skanda and the Esala Full Moon Poya.

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Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez lock lips in their next

Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez's upcoming action-romance flick seems to be the hottest thing this season. The first trailer for their next release, 'A Gentleman' will drop online on Monday, 10th July 2017. However, before the trailer is unveiled for all to see, Sidharth shared a sizzling still from the film on his Instagram account. The still shows Sidharth and Jacqueline in a steamy lip-lock in a car. Sidharth captioned the post as, "Iss film mein Action hai, Romance Hai, Comedy Hai aur iss film ka trailer aa raha hai Monday, 12 noon guys!! Get set for #AGentleman @jacquelinef143 @foxstarhindi."

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