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  • Sri Lanka faces 'feminisation of ageing'

    Sri Lanka is ageing rapidly and a greater share of the older Sri Lankans will be women, a trend experts refer to as the 'feminisation of ageing'.

    AIRPlus | 17 Oct 2019
  • Sri Lanka: Govt launches free insurance cover for handicrafts sector

    The Sri Lankan government has launched a long-awaited free insurance plan called 'Shilpa Suraksha' for its handicrafts sector on the sidelines of a National Crafts Council (NCC) award ceremony, according to local media reports.

    Asia | 08 Oct 2019
  • Floods and droughts cost Sri Lanka $19m annually in healthcare bill

    Sri Lanka spends an estimated $19m annually on healthcare due to floods and droughts according to a new research paper published in the September 2019 issue of Asian Development Review journal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    AIRPlus | 03 Oct 2019
  • Sri Lanka: Govt reinsurer boosts capital buffers

    State-owned reinsurer National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) Board is building capital buffers which will help in dealing with increasing frequencies of natural disasters, ratings agency Fitch Ratings Lanka has said.

    Asia | 09 Aug 2019
  • Low lean mass among South Asians and susceptibility for type 2 diabetes

    South Asians, even those who move to other countries, are at a higher risk of diabetes than people of most other ethnicities. According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, the reason for this is the relatively low lean mass of South Asians.

    Asia Risk | 24 Jul 2019
  • WhatsApp for motor insurance policy delivery

    Fairfirst Insurance, a private non-life player in Sri Lanka has started delivering motor insurance via the WhatsApp social media platform.

    AIRPlus | 24 Jul 2019
  • Sri Lanka: General insurers see business expand in 2018, but at slower pace

    General insurers saw more opportunities and challenges in 2018 because of a mix of various factors such as an increase in vehicle registrations and a decline in construction business, according to the Statistical Review for 2018 presented by the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

    Asia | 15 Jul 2019
  • Sri Lanka: Terror victims wait for pending insurance pay-outs

    Following the terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April which killed at least 290 people and left more than 500 injured, insurance claimants affected by the attacks are still waiting for pay-outs. According to a report from Times Online, the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) alleged that students affected by the attacks are yet to receive their pay-outs from the 'Surakasha Students Insurance Scheme'.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Pakistan: Government-issued insurance card covers health expenses for the poor

    The newly-created 'Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Division' of the Pakistan government has introduced a health insurance card in 38 districts to date, reported Pakistan Point News. The card aims to help 3.3m low-income Pakistanis with their medical expenses.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Sri Lanka: Ceylinco continues to lead life insurers in premium volume

    Ceylinco Life has continued to maintain its dominance in the long term insurance market by generating GWP of LKR17.8bn ($101m) in 2018 (2017: LKR15.8bn) and accounted for 22.18% of the total GWP in the life market.

    Asia | 11 Jul 2019

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