Health and Human Development

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco Smoking – An Issue of Un-awareness

The ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is marked on 31st May 2015. In this article to mark the day, G.D. Dayaratne takes a look at the steps taken by Sri Lanka to join the global fight against tobacco smoking.

“Let Food be Thy Medicine”

In this article, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at the importance and impact of healthy diets in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Food Additives – Are They Safe?

In this article to mark World Health Day 2015, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at how the use of food additives is threatening the safety of the food we consume.

National Medicinal Drug Regulatory Authority Bill and the Medicinal Drug Policy of Sri Lanka: Some Challenges

In this article, G D Dayaratne takes a look at the challenges in effectively implementing the National Medicinal Drugs Regulatory Authority Bill, which was passed in Parliament with amendments on 6th March 2015.

Towards Healthier Diets in Sri Lanka: The Role of Nutrition Labeling

In this article to mark World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2015 under the theme ‘Healthy Diets’, Raveen Ekanayake and Chayanka Wickramasinghe take a look at the importance of nutrition labeling to promote healthy diets.

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