Archive for March 28th, 2020

If LTTE hardcore killers can be pardoned why shouldn’t Sunil Ratnayake be pardoned?

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

As if we did not have one global virus to contend with – there is another biased virus. A bandwagon calling themselves human rights activists deem the pardon of ‘butcher’ Sunil Ratnayake to be an unpardonable offence by President Gotabaya Rajapakse. Where were these angels when LTTE were killing pregnant Sinhalese mothers in Kent & […]

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Need to maintain the 24 Hour, island-wide Curfew for some more time; caring for the curfew affected population is equally important

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage The government should be commended for imposing a 24 hour, island-wide curfew. It was a brave decision.  Sri Lanka is possibly the first country in the world to impose a 24 hour, island-wide curfew. We are also one of the first countries in the world to shut down schools. Many countries have followed […]

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How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Jocelyn Kaiser Courtesy Science Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. COVID-19, caused by the new pandemic coronavirus, is strangely—and tragically—selective. Only some infected people get sick, and although most of the critically ill are elderly or have complicating problems such as heart disease, some killed by the disease are previously healthy and […]

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No, the coronavirus wasn’t made in a lab. A genetic analysis shows it’s from nature

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Tina Hesman Saey Courtesy Science News Scientists took conspiracy theories about SARS-CoV-2’s origins seriously, and debunked them The coronavirus pandemic circling the globe is caused by a natural virus, not one made in a lab, a new study says. The virus’s genetic makeup reveals that SARS-CoV-2 isn’t a mishmash of known viruses, as might be […]

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SOME OBSERVATIONS ON EARLY BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA Part 2

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Buddhism was accepted with enthusiasm in the north Indian republics of the Ganges region. People took robes in considerable numbers. In the lifetime of the Buddha, there were 29 monasteries. There were 18 at Rajagaha, 4 at Vesali, 3 at Kosala and 4 at Kosambi. Over time, it became clear that a set […]

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Global War on COVID19 -An Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Asking Him to Call Upon the United States of America to Forthwith Lift-All Embargos and Sanctions imposed on Some Countries

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

The Sri Lanka Study Circle An Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Asking  Him to Call Upon the United States of America to Forthwith Lift-All Embargos and Sanctions imposed on Some Countries   We, the members of the Sri Lanka Study Circle in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka call upon […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 D

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Eelam war IV victory can be interpreted historically, as yet another Sinhala triumph over Tamils, when they threaten to destabilize the country. This is not the first time that the Sri Lanka army, acting on its own, defeated Tamils in the north. In the Gampola period, when Ariyachakravarti, the head of the […]

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කොරෝනා හෙවත් ලෝක විනාශය

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

යූ. ෂාති උදිතේන්ද කුරුදුගහහැතැක්ම ඇල්පිටිය කොරෝනා හෙවත් covid 19 වෛරස් රෝගය මේ දිනවල ලෝකය පුරා පැතිරෙමින් තිබේ. මෙම රෝගයෙන් මිනිසුන් දහස් ගණනක් මිය යමින් සිටින අතර ලෝක සෞඛය සංවිධානය අනතුරු අගවන්නේ මෙම රෝගය පාලනය කිරීමට නොහැකි වුණ හොත් විශාල මිනිස් ජීවිත විනාශයක් සිදුවන බවයි. මෙම රෝගයට ගොදුරු වීමෙන් ඉතාලිය ඇතුළු යුරෝපා රටවල් රැසක මිය යන […]

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Coronavirus: Warning against ‘Made in China’ monopoly

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

LIONEL RAJAPAKSE Most countries in the world are experiencing a shortage of essentials. These include day-to-day household items, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food items, etc. Luckily, only a couple of cities in China were locked down, due to the COVID-19 threat. If the whole of China had been locked down, there would have been a catastrophic […]

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COMPASSION: FOR BETTER HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Genuine compassion is based on the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering and be happy. As an integral part of the Buddhist spiritual path, compassion is a state of mind that is non-violent, non-harming and non-aggressive. It is a mental attitude based on the wish for […]

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BAN ON ANIMAL SLAUGHTER – PROTECTION OF NATURE

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Navin Gooneratne Honorary Chairman Light of Asia Foundation His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka BAN ON ANIMAL SLAUGHTER – PROTECTION OF NATURE The Peoples Republic of China announced the ban on the slaughter of Wild Animals which is a lucrative Billion Dollar Industry, after experiencing the disastrous effects of the Corona Virus that […]

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How is Sri Lanka managing the coronavirus pandemic -Setting a global example

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Health Review Global Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet. We did a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka. The point to ponder is how a properly […]

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Corona prevention Police should do better

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera CEO Walkers Colombo Shipyard Colombo Sri Lanka Today I went to the Thalangama police station after calling the OIC who asked me to come in person to get a curfew permit I had a letter from the company involved in export and foreign exchange earnings  At the gate a young cop who […]

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Corona : මුල් දින 15 ලංකාවේ 100යි.. ඇමරිකාවේ 75යි, ස්පාඤ්ඤයේ 84යි, ජර්මනියේ 13යි.. ලංකාවට දැඩි අවදානම් වාර්තාව මෙන්න..

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුල කොරෝනා ව්‍යාප්තියේ මුල් දින 15ක කාලය ජර්මනිය, ස්පාඤ්ඤය, ඇමරිකා යක රටවල මුල් දින 15 සමග සසදද්දී අවදානම් තත්ත්වයක ඇති බව රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය සඳහන් කරයි. එහි ලේකම් වෛද්‍ය හරිත අලුත්ගේ මහතා දත්ත සටහනක් ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. එම සටහන අනුව කොරෝනා ආසාදිතයන් මුල් දින […]

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ආගමික කටයුතු නෑ.. එම්බාම් නෑ.. ඥාතීන්ට මුහුණ පමණක් පෙන්වයි.. පැය 24න් සීල් තබා වලදමයි..- කොරෝනාවලින් මිය යන අයට WHO නිර්දේශ මෙහෙමයි…

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් වසංගත රෝගයකදී මිය යන පුද්ගලයන්ගේ දේහයන් පිළිබඳ අවසන් කටයුතු කරන ආකාරය ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානය විසින් සියළු රටවල් වෙත නිර්දේශ කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව මෙරටද අධිකරණ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට ඒ පිලිබදව උපදෙස් නිකුත් කර තිබේ. වසංගත ඔහුගේ යන පුද්ගලයන් ගේ දේහය විසිහතරක් ඇතුළත අවසන් කටයුතු කළ යුත්තේ මරණ පරීක්‍ෂණ හෝ ආගමික කටයුතුවලින් […]

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Indigenous robots to look after COVID-19 cases in Lankan hospitals

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Local company Atlas, a subsidiary of Hemas, has manufactured and supplied the robots to Homagama hospital. Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia): At the Homagama Base Hospital near Colombo, indigenously manufactured robots called Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) will be used to assist the treatment of persons suspected to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus. […]

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Coronavirus | Sri Lanka terms Chennai COVID-19 ‘high-risk zone’

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Alert as 4 test positive after city visit. Sri Lanka on Saturday reported its first COVID-19 death, of a 65-year-old patient, who had diabetes and renal health complications, Health Ministry officials said. The island nation has 113 confirmed coronavirus patients so far. Sri Lanka’s health officials have also detected four COVID-19 positive […]

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Sri Lanka confirms first COVID-19 death.

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana First COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka has been reported from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) earlier this evening (28). Reportedly, the deceased 60-year-old male is a resident of the Marawila area. The patient had suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, according to Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. Further, he had […]

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Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka climb to 113

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hiking the total number of cases in Sri Lanka up to 113. Earlier today (28), four patients were reported as having contracted the COVID-19 virus. It was also reported that two patients who contracted the virus had made a complete recovery today, bringing […]

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The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

by Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy in New York Courtesy Guardian (UK) The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on […]

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FDA will allow doctors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood from survivors

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Mike Hixenbaugh Courtesy NBC News Experts say the treatment might be the best hope for some patients until more sophisticated drugs are developed. The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus under new […]

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