Parliament yesterday unanimously approved three regulations pertaining to printing pictorial warnings on packets of cigarettes.

Insufficient Northeastern monsoonal rains had resulted in the paddy crop in the five districts of the Northern Province falling below targeted production during the 2013/14 Maha cultivation, Northe

More than 14,000 Sri Lankans died of oral, esophagus, stomach, cervical and breast cancers in 2013.

Sri Lanka had the lowest maternity mortality rate in South Asia, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said last week.

Aranayake turned lush green when local schoolchildren, principals, district office-bearers and monks alike knelt together to plant 1500 trees in the area, in a bid to combat soil erosion.

Thermal generation at Sri Lanka’s state-run power utility has reached 70 percent with a sharp drop in cheap hydro generation amid dry weather, official data shows.

Around Rs.2000 million has been granted to the Health Ministry in the 2014 budget allocations to control the alarming spread of various forms of cancers and chronic kidney disease.

National Cancer Control Programme Director Dr. Mrs. Dr. Neelamani Paranagama yesterday revealed that the number of cancer patients in Sri Lanka had more than doubled in the last two decades.

Tetra Tech Inc, a US based firm said it had won a 74 million US dollar contract from Sri Lanka to build a water supply and treatment plant.

Sri Lanka is the highest user of agro-chemicals in the world.