Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Health authorities of Sri Lanka urged to pay more attention to the growing kidney disease
Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 09:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 31, Colombo: Medical doctors in Sri Lanka's state sector have called on the health authorities to pay more attention to the increasing number of kidney disease patients in the country.

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said the Health Ministry needs to focus more on the increasing number of patients suffering from kidney disease.

GMOA Spokesperson Dr. Navin de Soysa told the media that the Ministry should establish a special unit to deal only with kidney disease and take the required measures to address the situation.

GMOA has presented a 12-step programme to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on addressing the kidney disease and made a proposal for the National Science Foundation to launch another research on the cause for the kidney disease in Sri Lanka, which would cost Rs. 350 million.

The GMOA asked for the funds to be allocated to the Non Communicable Disease Unit of the Health Ministry and to bring the entire operation under the Unit.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ten killed when tractor falls into a canal in north central Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Top UN official to attend World Conference on Youth 2014 in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Sangakkara officially retires from T20 International cricket
-- [5 hours ago]
President opens Sri Lanka's first auto assembly plant
-- [5 hours ago]
Provincial Councilor of Sri Lanka main opposition party wanted for assault surrenders to police
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's ruling party mayor of Hambantota denies allegation of assaulting opposition MPs
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan peace organization calls on government to resume dialogue to avoid backslide to past
-- [6 hours ago]
Second major robbery in recent weeks in Sri Lanka's coastal town
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police to probe inefficiency of police at Mattala airport and Hambantota harbor
Reconciliation cannot be achieved overnight, Sri Lanka tells US

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.