Thursday, September 8, 2016

Health Ministers Of Eleven South East Asian Countries Have Raised Their Voices On Migrant Health Issues

Image result for WHOThe eleven Health Ministers of the World Health Organization's South East Asia Region has yesterday(08) called for focused attention to address the health needs of Migrant Population as it has been revealed that every one in seven people globally is a Migrant ,Refugee or an Internally Dispalced Person and countries across the South East Asia Region host to large Migrant Populations.

According to the Director Of WHO's South East Asia Region Dr.Poonam Khetrapal Singh as Health Leaders we must tackle the health problems that affect Migrant Poupaltions."We need to construct better health information systems to collect  data on the health issues of Migrants.Institute Policy and Legal Frameworks that facilitate greater health care access,and create inclusive health systems sensitive to the needs of  Migrants" Dr.Singh has stated.

As Thailand,India,Bangaldesh and Indonesia in the Sout East Asia Region named among the top ten countries witnessing large movements of people in Asia Health and Migration are key concerns of member countries across the region.Migration poses greater risk and vulnerbility to infectious diseases ,mental health disorders,maternal and neonatal mortality,substance use,alcoholism,malnutrition,violence and non communicable diseases .As Migration continues to accelerate at unprecedented levels ,we are presented with an opportunity to come together as a region to ensure that Migrants are able to access adequate helath coverage she has stressed.

At the WHO Regional Committee meeting here, Member countries shared experiences in addressing this growing regional issue, including the potential of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance spread Dr.Singh has further stated.

The ongoing Health Ministers Summit is due to be concluded today(09) and the press briefing will be held at Galle Face Court-02 in Colombo at 12 noon today.


Hearing Of The Court Case Filed Against MP Wimal Weerawansha Postponed Until Next Year

Image result for wimal weerawansaThe hearing of the court case filed agsinst Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansha regarding allegedly attempting to travel abroad through an expired Diplomatic Passport has been postponed until 02nd of February 2017 by the Negambo Magistrate Court today it has been reported.

The court has postponed the case after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has requested the court to allocate more time to obtain certain evidence regarding the incident.

Sri Lanka Has Received Childhood Tetanus Elimination Certificatte From WHO

Image result for childhood tetanusWorld Health Organization (WHO) has named Sri Lanka as a country free from childhood Tetanus and awarded a certificate regarding elimination of the disease on last Tuesday (06) during the on going South East Asia Regional Health Ministers Summit.

Accordingly the Director General Of WHO Dr.Margaret Chan has handed over the childhood Tetanus free certificate to Minister Of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne  last Tuesday at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

The Tetanus is a disease spreading among newly born infants as a result of poor hygiene  and safety  practices adapted by mothers during the delivery WHO has stated.

Through a continuous Immunization Programme carried out among mothers , Sri Lanka has managed to eliminate the Tetanus and as a result no new  Tetanus Patient among children have been reported from the island during last few years it has been revealed.

Bribery Commission Has Filed A Court Case Against Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage

Image result for mahindananda aluthgamageThe Bribery Commission has today (08)filed a court case against former Minister Of Sports and current MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage over distribution of an equipment worth Rs.53 million to selected schools and sports club for political purpose during his tenure in office as the Sports Minister.

The former Minister Aluthgamage has been  issued a notice to appear before the court on 27th of September.


Mount Lavinia Magistrate Has Ordered To Exhume The Body Of Assassinated Former Sunday Leader Editor

Image result for lasantha wickrematunge deathThe Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court has today (08) ordered the exhumation of the remains of assassinated former editor of the Sunday Leader Paper Lasantha Wikramathunge on 27th of September from his Burial Grounds at Borella Cemetery.

Mount Lavinia Magistrate has made this order as per the request made by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to exhume the body of the former Editor who was shot and killed while on his way to office on January 2009.

CID has requested the court to exhume the body of assassinated former editor due to contradictions arrived among st Autopsy Report of the victim ,Surgeons Report and Government Analyst's Report on the murder it has been reported.

Army Intelligence Officer was arrested and remanded over the killing of the victim.

Five Persons Sentenced To Death Over Bharatha Lakshman's Murder -Judges Given A Divided Judgment

Image result for high court order duminda silva death sentenceThe trial at bar comprising three judges of the Colombo High Court who had sentenced five persons to death over the murder of former UPFA MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others today (08)has given a divided Judgment as the president of the bar High Court judge Shiran Gunaratne wants all 13 charged over the murder to release on bail.

However as other two judges in the Trial At Bar Pahmini Ranawake and C.B.S Moraias given the verdict as five persons including former MP Duminda Silva sentenced to death while eight other accused released on bail.

Meanwhile As the suspects were sent to the prison the Attorneys of former MP Duminda Silve has stated that they will appeal against  today's decision.

Five Persons Including Former UPFA MP Duminda Silva Were Sentenced To Death By The Colombo High Court Over Killing Of Former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandre

Image result for court verdictFive Persons including former United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) MP Duminda Silva were sentenced to death by Colombo High Court this morning over the shooting and killing of  four persons including former UPFA MP and President's Adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandre at Mulleriyawa(In Colombo)on 08th of October 2011.

Accordingly Former MP Duminda Silva,Chaminda Ravi Jayanath allias "Dematagoda Chaminda",Sarath Bandara,Priyantha Janaka Bandara and Anura Thushara De Mel were sentenced to death by the High Court today.However the sentenced suspect Priyantha Janaka Bandara is still missing according to reports.

 All together 13 persons were charged over the shooting and killing of four persons at Mulleriyawa on 2011 .

The case was heard with trial at bar comprising High Court Judges Pathmini Ranwake,Shiran Gunaratne and C.B.S Moraias. 

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