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WHO declares Sri Lanka, Maldives measles-free

Colombo, Sri Lanka Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunization programs, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. "Coming at a time when the entire world is grappling with…

Maldives getting ready to embrace visitors

Jose Kalathil The Maldives, a string of 1196 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, and heavily reliant on tourism, is getting ready to welcome visitors once again by easing border restrictions in a phased manner and establishing the…