In the wake of the canned fish fiasco, where 74 containers of canned fish were rejected due to the presence of repugnant substances, concerns have been raised on consuming raw or undercooked fresh fish. Speaking on the subject, Deputy Director General of Health Services, Dr. Lakshman Gamlath said, these batches of canned fish were rejected due to the presence of Anisakid worms, a form of parasites that live on the flesh of the fish, in the sea. “However, when the fish is processed and canned, these worms die. Thus, there is no health risk, but it is repugnant. If raw fish with this parasite is consumed, there is a health risk, since the parasite can enter the body,” he said.
Water levels in all major rivers had decreased and flood victims in over 200 welfare centres had returned to their homes, as of Friday, June 1. The pre-monsoon conditions affected Sri Lanka with a deluge of rain last week, resulting in floods in 23 out of the 25 districts. People residing on the banks and surrounding areas of major rivers including Kelani, Kalu, Gin, Nilwala, Maha Oya and Attanagalu Oya were issued flood warnings while sluice gates were opened in reservoirs including Kukule Ganga, Deduru Oya and Rajangana tank.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to clear cancer in mice with immune-system stimulating injections. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed the potential treatment using two agents that boost the body’s immune system.
SriLankan Airlines advises its valued customers that the departure and arrival timings of several flights at Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA) on Sunday 3rd June 2018 have been changed due to the launch of an experimental flight over the Indian Ocean by a country in the region on this day. SriLankan Airlines regrets any inconvenience caused to our valued customers, due to a factor that is beyond the airline’s control.
Survey General of Sri Lanka P.M.P. Udayakantha presented the new map of Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo to the Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunathilaka yesterday (31st May)
As a part of their commitment to work for the welfare of the society, the tri forces routinely conduct special programmes to reach out to the communities that are mostly in the lower ends of the society. Many of these programmes are aimed to uplift the living and educational standards of the children from these communities.
The first flag of the No-Tobacco Samurdhi Flag programme, carried out in parallel to the World No Tobacco Day, which falls on May 31 was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31st).
Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI) and six regulatory bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and launched the single window investment facilitation taskforce (SWIFT) making it easy for the local and foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka.
The electricity supply system is restored in several areas in Tangalle, Hambantota, Matara, Kandy, and Matale districts, where outage have been reported due to the strong winds experienced during recent days, the Spokesman and Director of Ministry of Power and Energy told News.lk, The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka today.
New Map of Sri Lanka which consists additional two square kilometer land due to image of Port City produced by the Survey Department will be launched tomorrow (31st May), Survey General of Sri Lanka P.M.P. Udayakantha disclosed to News.lk, The Official Government News Porta of Sri Lanka this morning.