News file for: Sri Lanka
Researchers have linked the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka to indiscriminate use of fertilizers and pesticides.
Sri Lanka plans to boost its science, technology and innovation (STI) strategy through a newly created, state-funded organization.
Researchers have found that relocation of elephants into ranges far away from humans have led to more conflict and deaths on both sides.
Educating children and women is essential to mainstreaming science in South Asia, writes T. V. Padma.
An Asian elephant named Koshik can imitate human speech, speaking a grand total of five words in Korean by vocalizing with his trunk in his mouth.
South Asian scientists agreed to set up a regional network to foster science collaboration on common challenges at a summit held in India last week.
Researchers are working on ‘nanofilm’ packaging materials to extend the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables and reduce huge post-harvest losses in South Asia.
Sri Lankan health personnel have reported a three-fold increase in the number of recorded dengue fever cases in the first quarter of this year.
The Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty, but still has high levels of hunger as well as child and maternal mortality, said a new report released this week.
The Asia Foundation will partner with logistics company Orient Overseas Container Line to distribute an estimated 402,000 books across Asia.