Archive for March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus: Iceland’s mass testing finds half of carriers show no symptoms

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Muhammed Nafie, Courtesy Al Arabiya English As the coronavirus pandemic surges worldwide, each piece of data counts in the fight against the deadly pathogen. But significant findings about the contagious disease are coming from an unlikely place: Iceland, the tiny Island state with a population of just 364,000 people, where authorities are testing large numbers […]

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COVID-19: WHY WE SHOULD ALL WEAR MASKS — THERE IS NEW SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Sui Huang The official recommendation in the United States (and other Western countries) that the public should not wear face masks was motivated by the need to save respirator masks for health care workers. There is no scientific support for the statement that masks worn by non-professionals are not effective”. In contrary, in view of […]

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CORONAVIRUS outbreak – Who is responsible?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Everyone has a right to their opinion but a subject as important as the present global outbreak requires some meaningful debate and certain actions give clues to read between the lines to understand whether the virus was something natural, something spread by accident or something purposely created. There is no patient zero found to date. […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 F

Monday, March 30th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Examination of war history should focus on the transformation of the Navy and the Air Force with the former achieving 100 percent success by destroying LTTE’s floating arsenals in international waters while the Air Force achieved strategic bombing that caused massive losses on the enemy, including prized Tigers killed in their hidden lairs, […]

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Presidential Pardons for criminals, terrorists, and who else?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana. When the family of Czar Nicholas, children, and women included,  were brutally killed by the Bolshevik revolutionaries, that was justified by a throng of intellectuals who were ready to defend anything done in the name of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. Clever dialectical arguments were presented as to why even the children had […]

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Soldiers Sacrificed Much More Than You Know to Protect the Nation

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lankan soldiers sacrificed much more than what everyone knows. Arms, legs, limbs, eyes, blood, sweat and life are not the only sacrifices. They sacrificed their time, marriage, family time and safety. Most soldiers being Buddhists believe in good deeds and bad and their inevitable consequences. Taking life, right or wrong, is a […]

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Suggestions for staying healthy and prevent COVID-19 infection:

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Sunil J Wimalawansa Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, & Nutrition, USA Dear friends: Since I haven’t seen any medical society from Sri Lanka providing safe practices and guidelines for avoiding COVID-19, I thought of sending this in a summarized form.  I hope these and the links provided at the end of this email will be useful […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 E

Monday, March 30th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS In Eelam War IV the Sri Lanka army fought using military strategy. There was an operations room, where battle strategies were planned. In Eelam war II and III, the government had fought only on one front. In Eelam War IV, the army opened three fronts simultaneously, Eastern, Northern, and Wanni.  The army made […]

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Where is the G20?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Dr Gaya  Kulasinghe    Consultant Physisian writes  ….. I thought to write a few words on FB, especially for my friends in Sri Lanka, though I have never posted my personal views on social media before. As a physician, currently working in the front line, dealing with a new Coronavirus pandemic in a leading hospital […]

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SOS FROM UNCLE SAM

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Corona News The US reaches out to Sri-Lankan health workers amid coronavirus outbreak The United States has appealed to medical professionals in Sri-Lanka, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment. The appeal was made on Thursday, March […]

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කොරෝනා සුව වෙන්න IDHදී උණුවතුර..- කොරෝනා සුව වූ පලමු ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකිකයා කියයි

Monday, March 30th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොරෝනා වෛරසය වැළඳී තමන් කොළඹ ජාතික උණ රෝහලේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබද්දී දිනකට උණුවතුර ලීටර් 06-07ක් පමණ බීමට ලබාදුන් බව කොරොන් වැලදී දැනට සුවපත් වී සිටින පළමු ශ‍්‍රී ලංකිකයා සදහන් කරයි. තම රෝගය සුව කරන්න උණු වතුරද ඉවහල් වූ බව මත්තේගොඩ පදිංචි ජයන්ත රණසිංහ වන ඔහු කියා සිටී. කොරෝනා වයිරස් රෝගීන් සුවකරන්න […]

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COVID 19 AS A PROTECTION

Monday, March 30th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Digressing from the plight brought about by the  COVID 19, I wish to draw the attention of your readers to an important item discussed in the Island, issue of 23rd March. It was referring to the British High Commissioner who was said to be too busy to comment on his alleged intervention in […]

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COVID-19: Just Control Your Response To It and Keep Going!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed Courtesy www.medium.com When Sri Lanka went into lockdown about two weeks ago, the company I work for took a firm decision to follow government recommendations and close all offices and encouraged people to work from home wherever possible. Top priority was health and wellbeing of people and taking all measures to […]

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Questions thrown up by the COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka

Monday, March 30th, 2020

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today COVID-19 containment jostles with demand for food and democracy Colombo, March 30 (Ceylon Today): Today, the people of Sri Lanka are in the grip of two worries: One of them, of course, is COVID-19. The other is food sufficiency – whether the household has enough food until the currently […]

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Lanka’s economy can’t recover until the global economy recovers from the COVID-19 trauma

Monday, March 30th, 2020

By Shiran Illanperuma courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, March 28 (Xinhua) — Global communities and financial institutions must unite to put the world economy back in order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior Sri Lankan economic expert said here Saturday. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told Xinhua that developing countries like […]

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Small is useful

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Editorial Courtesy The Island Tuesday 31st March, 2020 Time was when there were retail shops, or sillara kades, at every nook and cranny of the country, selling various commodities, including grocery items, at reasonable prices. Catering as they did mostly to low income groups, they could keep prices low as they had no overheads as […]

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Five villages in Beruwala locked down as dodger tests positive for COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The detection of an individual from Pannila in the Beruwala police area today, who failed to report his infection to health authorities, had compelled relevant officials to isolate at least 100 people from about 20 families in the area, police said. The dodger Mohammed Haris Mohamed Hafeez (31), a driver attached […]

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Chilaw family of 5 including infant infected with COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Five persons from the same family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection, stated Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Reportedly, the family from Chilaw had been detained and quarantined yesterday (29) under the suspicion of contracting the virus. After testing for the virus today (30), all 5 members of the family have […]

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Two new COVID-19 cases brings total to 122

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Ministry of Health says that two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in the country. Accordingly the total number of confirmed cases reported in Sri Lanka, as of 3.30 p.m. today (30), stands at 122. Seven new patients have been identified within he past 24 hours.   Meanwhile three (03) […]

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The second corona related death reported in Sri Lanka

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another patient who had been infected by the novel coronavirus has passed away while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). The deceased is a 64-year-old male from Porutota, Negombo, stated the Ministry of Health. He had been admitted to the Negombo Hospital over a cardiac-related illness. However, the doctors had tested […]

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