Thursday, June 11, 2015


Twelve Out Of Every One Hundred Thousand Sri Lankan Children Under 16 Years Of Age Dying Due To Accidents-Dr.Jayaratne

In Sri Lanka 12 out of  every 100,000 Children under 16 years of age  are dying due to  accidents according to the Consultant Community Physician Dr.Kapila Jayaratne  .Around 90% of these deaths have  occurred due to blocking of respiratory system he has said.

The deaths among st  Sri Lankan Children of under 16 years due to the blocking of Respiratory System are on the increase Dr.Jayaratne has stressed.The majority of those died due to the accidents are boys it has been revealed.

Addressing a Media Seminar on "Preventing Accidents Among Children" held at  Health Education Bureau today(11) Dr.Jayaratne has said that Accidents are identified as the fourth major cause  for the deaths amongs t children under 5 years of age.

Two Former Prime Ministers Have Been Appointed As Senior Presidential Advisers

Two former prime ministers Ratnasiri Wikramanayake and D.M Jayaratne have been appointed as the Senior Advisers to  President Maithripala Sirisene on Political Affairs with immediate effect.

The two veteran politicians have  received  letters of appointment of their posts from the President yesterday(10) evening.

Air Marshal Kolitha Gunathilake Has Been Appointed As New Chief Of Defense Satff

Air Marshal Kolitha Gunathilake has been appointed as the new chief of Defense Staff with effect from 16th of June according to the Air Force .

Air Marshal Gunathilake who is also the current commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force will replace the current Chief Of Defense Staff General Jagath Jaysuriya.


Pakistan Cricket Squad Quatantined After Testing Positive In New Zealand