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Daily News
First batch of free stents arrivethe next year (2017). The stents are provided free of charge as a result of a d
First batch of free stents arrive
Daily News / Posted an hour ago
the next year (2017). The stents are provided free of charge as a result of a discussion held between Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and cardiologists, the sources said. “Up to now heart patients who receive treatment from state hospitals... Read more
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Sunday Observer
HIV test mandatory for State sectorfor all State sector employees in due course according to the Minister of Healt
HIV test mandatory for State sector
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
for all State sector employees in due course according to the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne. �We have decided to introduce the test to all State sector employees. But there so many details that need... Read more
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Daily News
Prices of 45 to 50 medicines to be reduced: RajithaDiseases (NCDs), widely used antibiotics and other medicine will be reduced by
Prices of 45 to 50 medicines to be reduced: Rajitha
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Diseases (NCDs), widely used antibiotics and other medicine will be reduced by 30 to 50 percent, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. Dr. Senaratne said this will result in a reduction of up to 40 to 50 percent on a prescription of... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTto recruit Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Nurses, said Health, Nutr
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
to recruit Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Nurses, said Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne. He said the government has plans to recruit two Public Health Nurses to each MOH Office. He made these... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTand had achieved a remarkable growth in both sales and production, said Health
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
and had achieved a remarkable growth in both sales and production, said Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. He was responding to a question raised by UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardane under Standing Order 23 (2),... Read more
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Daily News
Drug price reducing formula on Sept. 23Nipun Ekanayake said. According to Ekanayake, the commemoration will be held un
Drug price reducing formula on Sept. 23
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Nipun Ekanayake said. According to Ekanayake, the commemoration will be held under the patronage of Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. The Prof. Senaka Bibile Commemoration lecture will be delivered by Prof. Priyadharshani Galappaththi of... Read more
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Daily News
heal thyselfserve both in Sri Lanka and overseas, so by no means could it be considered a f
heal thyself
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
serve both in Sri Lanka and overseas, so by no means could it be considered a failure. Ironically, current Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was the General Secretary of the Government Dental Surgeons’ Association (GDSA) which was agitating... Read more
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Daily News
Helicopter service to transport patientsHealth Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the government was negotiating a hel
Helicopter service to transport patients
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the government was negotiating a helicopter service to transport patients. The minister said that while the initial cost to set up the helicopter system would be costly, the long-term benefits to the... Read more
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Daily News
VAT on outbound air tickets, sweetened powdered milkfair and nowhere has it been fair. But given the loans we have to repay, we hav
VAT on outbound air tickets, sweetened powdered milk
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
fair and nowhere has it been fair. But given the loans we have to repay, we have no choice but to impose an increased VAT in a way which will cause the least amount of damage. It is temporary,” Co-Cabinet spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne s... Read more
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Daily News
VAT increase only for nine months: RajithaThe VAT increase will be imposed only for nine months, said Health, Nutrition a
VAT increase only for nine months: Rajitha
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
The VAT increase will be imposed only for nine months, said Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday. The minister participating at a sports meet for state employees in the Kalutara District, said that the... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka to provide urgent drugs to MaldivesAsia Committee of the World Health Organisation held bilateral discussions with
Sri Lanka to provide urgent drugs to Maldives
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
Asia Committee of the World Health Organisation held bilateral discussions with Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo recently. Attention was drawn towards the possibility of accommodating... Read more
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Daily News
Russian anti-cancer drug key topic at Health Ministry heads meetingat length at a meeting of heads of departments and institutions of the Health M
Russian anti-cancer drug key topic at Health Ministry heads meeting
Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
at length at a meeting of heads of departments and institutions of the Health Ministry chaired by Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. Maharagama Apeksha Hospital director Dr. Wilfred Kumarasiri said that only four doctors attached to the... Read more
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Sunday Observer
One Great Achievementfree and gave us certification of the fact, in the presence of President Maithr
One Great Achievement
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 days ago
free and gave us certification of the fact, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne. Dread debilitating disease Those who know of malaria or have seen patients suffering from the disease... Read more
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Daily News
Indian Premier Narendra Modi in SL next yearwhich is being developed with assistance from the Indian government, the day af
Indian Premier Narendra Modi in SL next year
Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
which is being developed with assistance from the Indian government, the day after Vesak. The visit was confirmed on the sidelines of the 69th session of WHO-SEARO in Colombo, when the Indian delegation met with Health Minister Rajitha Sen... Read more
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Daily News
Health Ministry will inspect private hospitalsadhere to regulations imposed by the Private Health Services Regulatory Council
Health Ministry will inspect private hospitals
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
adhere to regulations imposed by the Private Health Services Regulatory Council, Health Ministry sources said. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had pointed out the need to inspect private hospitals, at a recent meeting at the Health Min... Read more
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Daily News
What’s in store for the Blues?another four years, barring any unforeseen events. Rajapaksa would be seventy f
What’s in store for the Blues?
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
another four years, barring any unforeseen events. Rajapaksa would be seventy five years of age by then. Even Minister Rajitha Senaratne alluded to this. Never one to fight shy of stating his opinion, Senaratne was to say that Rajapaksa was now... Read more
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21d
Daily News
SL only country to receive three WHO certificatesat the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region to
SL only country to receive three WHO certificates
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
at the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region to receive three certificates, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said, addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing yesterday. According to Minister Senaratne, the WHO... Read more
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Daily News
Cabinet Sub Committee to look into cigarette tax increaseThe committee is to present its report at the Cabinet meeting next week, Co-Cab
Cabinet Sub Committee to look into cigarette tax increase
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
The committee is to present its report at the Cabinet meeting next week, Co-Cabinet Spokesperson and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday. The tax increase on cigarettes was put to the Cabinet in July through a joint Cabinet... Read more
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The Hindu
PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in 2017will inaugurate a hospital the country and also participate in an event at Colo
PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in 2017
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
will inaugurate a hospital the country and also participate in an event at Colombo, says Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka in May 2017, Sri Lankan Health Minister and Cabinet... Read more
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International Business Times
Sri Lanka certified malaria-free, WHO hails it as 'remarkable achievement'change in strategy was unorthodox, but highly effective," WHO said in a stateme
Sri Lanka certified malaria-free, WHO hails it as 'remarkable achievement'
International Business Times / Posted 22 days ago
change in strategy was unorthodox, but highly effective," WHO said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said: "We are very proud of this achievement and it should be dedicated to our exceptional medical... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malariaefforts to ensure there was not a single indigenous malaria case since 2012, th
WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
efforts to ensure there was not a single indigenous malaria case since 2012, the ministry said in a statement. "Minister Rajitha Senaratne was presented today with a certificate confirming Sri Lanka's malaria-free status by the WHO," the... Read more
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Rappler
WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malariaefforts to ensure there was not a single indigenous malaria case since 2012, th
WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria
Rappler / Posted 23 days ago
efforts to ensure there was not a single indigenous malaria case since 2012, the ministry said in a statement. "Minister Rajitha Senaratne was presented today with a certificate confirming Sri Lanka's malaria-free status by the WHO," the... Read more
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Daily News
Support proposal to increase tobacco tax to 90 percentsaid the government had paid special attention to eliminate the human resources
Support proposal to increase tobacco tax to 90 percent
Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
said the government had paid special attention to eliminate the human resources shortage in the health field. Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Western Province Chief Minister, Isura Devapriya, Health Services Director General,... Read more
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Daily News
Kalubowila Hospital doc on the matHealth and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne ordered a special
Kalubowila Hospital doc on the mat
Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne ordered a special investigation into the alleged abuse of a female patient at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. As of the minister’s direction, Health Services Director General Dr.... Read more
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Sunday Observer
PM agrees to accommodate JVP amendmentswhen the draft set of amendments to the Standing Orders would be adopted. Heal
PM agrees to accommodate JVP amendments
Sunday Observer / Posted 1 months ago
when the draft set of amendments to the Standing Orders would be adopted. Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told the House about the decision of his Ministry to bring down the prices of pharmaceuticals in the next... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Wigneswaran boycotts Jaffna international Investor Forumgovernment took measures to resolve the controversy surrounding the OMP Bill, a
Wigneswaran boycotts Jaffna international Investor Forum
Sunday Observer / Posted 1 months ago
government took measures to resolve the controversy surrounding the OMP Bill, a statement by co-Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne on Mano Tittawella being recommended to the post of Secretary of the OMP created a confusion of sorts among... Read more
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Daily News
Drug prices to be reduced soonThe prices of pharmaceutical drugs will be reduced in two weeks time, Health an
Drug prices to be reduced soon
Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
The prices of pharmaceutical drugs will be reduced in two weeks time, Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday. He was responding to a question by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Nalinda... Read more
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Daily News
[Parliament–but had not spoken during the condolence motion. President Sirisena walked int
[Parliament–
Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
but had not spoken during the condolence motion. President Sirisena walked into the Chamber around 2pm when Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne was speaking on the condolence motion. After Senaratne, the President joined in the motion and spoke for... Read more
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Daily News
Mano Tittawella neither Secretary nor member of OMP: SCRMParliament of Sri Lanka. Tittawella is neither the Secretary nor a member of th
Mano Tittawella neither Secretary nor member of OMP: SCRM
Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
Parliament of Sri Lanka. Tittawella is neither the Secretary nor a member of the OMP.’ Cabinet Co-Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne, at the weekly Cabinet briefing yesterday, said Tittawella was recommended to the post of Secretary of the... Read more

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