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Infant deaths from influenza rises to 17 in the south

Two more children who were being treated at the ICU of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for influenza, had passed away over the weekend, Hospital Director, Hospital Director Dr. Jayampathi Senanayake said. The infant deaths due to the viral fever in the Southern province have risen to 17.   Dr. Senanayake said …

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Health authorities warn of rat fever spreading

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. A total of 1,574 suspected cases of Leptospirosis have been reported to the …

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Kerosene will be Rs 70 per litre from midnight Tuesday

Price per liter of Kerosene will be reduced to Rs 70 from midnight on Tuesday (12), according to State Minister of Fisheries, Dilip Wedaarachchi. With the recent revision of fuel prices, the price of kerosene oil was increased by Rs. 57 and a price of kerosene oil went up to …

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