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Petroleum Collective resort to trade union action

Trade union action will be taken in near future against the plans to transfer ownership of the Trincomalee oil storage facility to foreign companies, the Petroleum Trade Union Collective said. The Convener of the Petroleum Trade Union Collective, D. J. Rajakaruna stated that the executive committee of the Collective would …

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New dengue treatment units set up in several hospitals

As the Infectious Disease Hospital is full with dengue patients the Health Ministry has taken steps to establish dengue treatment units at several hospitals, the Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. Accordingly, dengue treatment units will be in operation at the Colombo National Hospital, Colombo North and Colombo South Teaching …

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Ready to face dengue spreading in flood-hit districts

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the ministry is prepared to face the situation if dengue fever rapidly spreads in the districts affected by the recent floods. He stated that the spreading of dengue has increased significantly due to urbanization and that this clearly evident in the Western Province. …

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Monthly allowance paid to kidney patients increased

The President has advised to increase the monthly allowance paid to kidney patients by Rs.2000. The Presidential Media Division said that accordingly, Rs.3000 paid to kidney patients will be increased to Rs.5000. Currently, the government pays this monthly allowance for some 20,000 families across the country, it was reported.

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Complete ban on tobacco growing by 2020

Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday that the government would completely ban tobacco cultivation in the country by the year 2020.   Responding to a question raised by UNP Matara District MP Buddhika Pathirana, the Minister said that a programme was in place to introduce …

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GMOA requests members to cancel their leave

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA)  requested their members to cancel their leave during the disaster situation and to offer their assistance as best they could. Following a discussion held with the Health Ministry, the GMOA said that they had requested their members to collaborate with the Health Ministry officials …

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Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief

The government has increased the amount of money allocated for the preliminary relief measures in seven districts affected by the flood and landslide, Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Saturday. The government released Rs. 45 million yesterday to provide relief to the people affected by …

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Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief

The government has increased the amount of money allocated for the preliminary relief measures in seven districts affected by the flood and landslide, Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Saturday. The government released Rs. 45 million yesterday to provide relief to the people affected by …

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GMOA warns of unconditional strikes

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned that trade unions would be pushed towards a continuous strikes unless the government abandoned its repressive methods.   GMOA Secretary Dr Naveen D. Zoysa, condemning the attack on the parents’ protest march on Wednesday (24), said his outfit had sought to hand …

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