Russian drug maker Biocad seeks to lift ban on its products in Sri Lanka
Jul05

Russian drug maker Biocad seeks to lift ban on its products in Sri Lanka

Russian biotechnology company Biocad announced that it seeks to lift ban on the sale of two its anticancer drugs – trastuzumab and bevacizumab – in a Sri Lanka court. A stay order with regard to the sale and distribution of these two biosimilar drug products was ordered by a local court in a case initiated by Swiss drug-maker F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. (Roche) against a Sri Lanka Biocad distributor this March. The Court of...

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As the Water Recedes: Sri Lanka Rebuilds
Jun14

As the Water Recedes: Sri Lanka Rebuilds

Tropical cyclone Roanu hit Sri Lanka on 15 May 2016 causing severe flooding and numerous landslides across the country. As Sri Lanka picks up the pieces and rebuilds, it is critical to evaluate the efficacy of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) operations to better prepare the country in disaster management. A depression in the Bay of Bengal caused tropical cyclone Roanu which triggered floods and landslides across...

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena Meets Indonesian President Widodo
May27

Sri Lanka President Sirisena Meets Indonesian President Widodo

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, at Hotel Hilton Nagoya on Thursday. The discussion was focused on the developing of Indonesian investments in Sri Lanka. “The current stable conditions in Sri Lanka gives an opportunity for investors for local productions as well as the productions made from imported raw materials, which can be sent for international market,” said...

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71 killed, hundreds missing from floods, landslides in Sri Lanka
May21

71 killed, hundreds missing from floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

Flood victims wait to get relief goods at a temporary relocation site in Kelaniya District, Sri Lanka, May 20, 2016. The death toll from Sri Lanka’s flash floods and landslides rose to 64 on Friday as water levels in many districts continued to rise owing to heavy rains, the Disaster Management Center said. The death toll from Sri Lanka’s flash floods and landslides rose to 71 on Saturday, while rescue teams continued...

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