A piece of glass was found inside in "cloxacillin" injection vial stored at South Colombo Hospital (Kalubowila Teaching Hospital) according to hospital sources.after consultants were complained on this to the hospital director, hospital authorities removed around 600 "Cloxacillin" injection vials from use belongs to the batch number JA-6125018.
According to the director of south Colombo teaching hospital Dr.Asela Gunawardena the glass piece contaminated injection vial was sent to the national drug quality assurance laboratory for a quality test.the injection vials temporarily removed were manufactured in India on September 2012 and due to expire on August 2012.
meanwhile the medical supplies division has instructed all government hospitals throughout the island to remove the cloxacillin injection vials belongs to the given batch number from use with immediate effect till issuing the lab report.
A well renowned cricket commentator and former English Cricket Captain Tony Greig (66)has died from a lung cancer this morning.Greig who was born in South Africa was initially diagnosed with bronchitis last May and later was diagnosed with lung cancer.he was attached to Channel 9 television cricket commentary team in Australia.
Late Tony Greig was a popular celebrity in Sri Lanka due to his love of Sri Lankan Cricket and he was once appointed as the tourism ambassador to promote tourism in Sri Lanka.
Around 39 people died and 400,000 affected due to adverse weather condition experienced throughout the island since last few weeks the disaster management center (DMC)has announced.some areas in hill country and north central province are the worst affected areas due to earth slips and floods.falling of rocks to the roads were also reported in some areas. Nearly 40,000 displaced people are reported as residing in 242 camps situated throughout the island.due to the adverse weather conditions around 7 people have gone missing and 20 were injured up to now DMC has stated.meanwhile the flood situation in some areas are reported as receding.
All Cardio Thoracic Surgeries performs in Sri Jayawardenapura Teaching Hospital in Colombo have suspended for a one week period due to the installation of new Air Condition System at two operation theaters in hospital according to jayawardenapura hospital sources.the installation of new air conditioners is due to complete by early next week.
Although cardio thoracic surgeries are not performed in Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital these days heart patients who are due to under go surgeries are admitted to hospital as usual hospital sources further said.
The appeals court has today(21)issued notices for the respondents including Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksha of the case filed by Chief Justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike by challenging findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe on impeachment motion against her.speaker Chamal Rajapaksha ,General Secretary of Parliament and all members of PSC were issued notices returnable on 03rd of January. The petition filed by Chief Justice on Wednesday through a legal firm requested the appeal court to issue an injunction order barring the recommendations by PSC report from being implemented.
While the Bar Association Of Sri Lanka(BASL) has passed three resolutions yesterday (15) on not to support a newly appointed Chief Justice if the incumbent Chief Justice Dr.Mrs Shirani Bandaranaike is removed without conducting a fair trial ,the vice president of the association Anoma Gunathilake has announced her resignation as a protest over not passing resolutions through a ballot.
The Bar Association Meeting was conducted upon a request signed by 400 of it's members has passed three resolution on chief justice by showing hands of it's members without holding a ballot.a tense situation was a risen due to this situation which was later brought under control.
The price of a liter of Octane 90 Petrol has been increased by Rs.10 with effect from midnight yesterday(14) Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has announced.according to the new price revision new price of Octane 90 Petrol will be Rs.159 per liter.
The Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM'S) attached to government hospitals have decided to launch a two day island wide strike on next Tuesday (18) and Wednesday(19) by demanding solutions for 10 of their service demands. PSM'S compromising Government Pharmacists,Radiographers,Medical Laboratory Technologists(MLT's) ,Physiotherapists and occupational therapists are due to participate this two day strike according to Joint Council Of Professions Supplementary To Medicine.
However PSM'S attached to Castle Street Maternity Hospital,De Soyza Maternity Hospital,Cancer Hospital Maharagama,Lady Ridgway Children's Hospital and Sirimawo Bandaranaike Memorial Children's Hospital will not participate this strike due to humanitarian reasons the joint Council has stated.
The PSM's have demanding solutions for 10 service demands including increase of their allowances,recruiting unemployed graduates of professions supplementary to medicine and implementing dela…
The Ministry Of Health has taken steps to free Twenty Eight members attached to National Blood Transfusion Center in Colombo including former head of the center Dr.Mrs.Mangalika Bindusara from all charges which they have found guilty regarding issuing of expired Plasma Pherasis and A Pherasis Blood Transfusion Kits for patients .
The Ministry has taken this decision according to a recommendation made by public services commission health ministry sources said.the 28 respondents including a group of doctors were found guilty on issuing of Rs 2.5 million worth expired blood kits for the patients in the year 2008 through a preliminary investigations carried out by special investigations unit of the Ministry.after examining the report then health ministry secretary Dr.Atula Kahanda Liyanage has suspended all those found guilty from their services while referring the report to PSC.
A massive protest organized by political party members and trade unions in front of Lipton circus this evening has caused closing down of several roads in the area.the protest was held to oppose the report submitted by parliamentary select committee (PSC) against chief justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike .
The protestors were seen carrying posters stating that through the impeachment motion government has trying to destroy independent judiciary .
Despite all opposition members withdrawn from the committee yesterday (07)the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)probing impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike has presented the report on it's findings to the Parliamentary Speaker Chamal Rajapaksha this morning.
The report which was presented to the speaker by PSC Chairman government MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa contains evidences given by 16 witnesses on 2 charges out of 14 charges made against chief justice through the impeachment motion it has been reported.
The speaker Chamal Rajapaksha has informed Parliament that the debate on PSC report will begin in one month time after 08th of January next year.speaker has allocated 10 days to begin the debate.after the debate the report is scheduled to be passed with simple majority according to Parliamentary Sources.
Meanwhile the opposition members who withdrawn from PSC yesterday claimed that the 11 member PSC does not follow formal procedures,
As chairman of the 11 member Parliamentary Selection Committee (PSC) probing the charges in impeachment motion against chief justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike has rejected the conditions made by opposition members of PSC all opposition members of the committee withdrawn from proceedings yesterday(08).meanwhile all opposition members in Parliament staged a walk out yesterday evening as a protest on PSC's refusal of the conditions made by opposition members . chairman of PSC government MP Anura Priyadarshan Yapa has refused to accept condition made by opposition members to remain in the panel further.
As a protest supposition members United National Party (UNP) MP's John Amaratunge and Lakashman Kirialle ,Tamil National Alliance(TNA) MP R.Sampanthan and Democratic National Alliance(DNA) MP Vijitha Herath were withdrawn from the proceedings of the committee.
Meanwhile group of government MP's claimed the withdrawal of chief justice and opposition MP's from PSC is a …
Chief Justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranike has walked out from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)hearing this evening citing lack of faith the way PSC is handling the hearing it has been reported.her lawyers too have informed the PSC members that they have no faith on the way committee has handling the case and would not participate the proceedings hereafter.
Mrs.Bandaranaike was attended the PSC hearing held today around 2.30 p.m at Parliamentary Complex 1 on 14 financial and personal misconduct charges leveled against her through impeachment motion.
It has been reported that there were lot of arguments between two sides during the hearing held from 2.30 -6 p.m to day.the lawyers of chief justice have argued that their client was not provided the relevant documents to prove the charges against her.
Chief Justice has already denied financial charges raised against her through her lawyers.the PSC was hearing impeachment charges against Chief Justice since last month.meanwhile s…
Two fetuses are aborted daily for three infants born daily in Sri Lanka according to researchers.around 650-750 abortions are taking palce daily in Sri Lanka and majority of these are catagorized as illegal ones.
According to Dr.Chitramalee De Silva the deputy director of Family Health Bureau in Sri Lanka there is a growing demand among married couples who are having two children on aborting unwanted preganancies.the reasons they are given for this situation are economic difficulties,having completed family and their last child is very small she has stressed.as abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka lots of maried women who are having unwanted pregnancies turn to illegal abortion centers to terminate their fetus she said.
Meanwhile the marraiges among teanagers are in increase and this too caused an increase of both unwanted pregnancies and abortions it has been revealed.muslim girls who are known as getting married at the ages of 15 and 16 are contributed to this heavily Dr.Mrs.Silva…
Chief Justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike has appeared before parliamentary select committee this morning to testified 14 impeachment charges made against her .parliamentary select committee headed by government minister has convened the second round of hearing on impeachment charges against chief justice this morning.Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranike has denied any financial wrongdoing as raised through the impeachment motion.
The Buddhist Clergy along with other religious dignitaries were gathered in front of Supreme Court this morning to blessed the chief justice before she left for the proceedings.
Railway Employees are due to launch a 24 hour Island Wide one day token strike from midnight tomorrow(04) by demanding salary hike according to Railway Trade Unions.due to the Salaries Commission's failure of reaching conclusion on railway employees demands employees have no other option then resorting the trade union action unions further added.
A proposal to extending the term of of main opposition leader Mr.Ranil Wikramasinha(United National Party) by another 6 years was unanimously passed with majority of votes during the party convention held this morning at United National Party Headquarters in Kotte .during the voting 4978 party members present at the convention voting in favor of the proposal while 337 members including deputy UNP Leader MP Sajith Premadasa voted against it.
Despite opposing the proposal deputy UNP Leader Sajith Premadasa has stated that he will however support Mr.Ranil Wikramasinha if he is contesting the next presidential elections.if mr.wikramasinha does not contesting mr.premadasa has stated that he will contest .