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10% of leprosy patients in SL are children

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According to the Leprosy Prevention Unit of the Ministry of Health, 10% of leprosy patients in Sri Lanka are children under the age of 14.

Dr. Prasad Ranaweera said the percentage of child leprosy patients should be less than 4% in a country where leprosy is well controlled.

In the first 9 months of this year, 1,155 leprosy patients have been reported.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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