Archive for April 5th, 2020

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA ) is misleading the nation and recommends the wrong test for identifying infected persons.

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Sri Lanka News The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today urged the health authorities to speed up the COVID-19 testing of some 42,000 personnel who have been in contact with over 160 patients tested positive for the virus in the country. GMOA member Dr. Naveen De Soyza said it was revealed at a meeting held […]

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දුමක් අල්ලා කැඳක් පොවා දින 3න් කොරෝනා සුව කළ හැකි බව වෛද්‍යවරුන් සොයා ගනී -Ayurvedha Medicine Corona

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Aruna lk මේ වන විට මුලු ලෝකය ම ගිලගනිමින් සිටින මාරාන්තික කොරෝනා වෛරස් තත්ත්වය ඉතා පහසුවෙන් මර්ධනය කළ හැකි දේශීය ඖෂධයක් තමන් සතුව ඇති බව මෙරට ප්‍රධාන රෝහල් 4ක සේවය කරන විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයකු හා තවත් බටහිර වෛද්‍යවරුන් 3 දෙනකු පවසයි.

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Tablighi Jamaat Linked to One Third of Indian and a Number of Sri Lankan COVID-19 Cases

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The cremation/burial drama seems to be a distraction from the real issue – Tablighi Jamaat. The event held in New Delhi from March 13-15 by this group is the super spreader of the Coronavirus in India. 34 had participated from Sri Lanka too. An Introduction quoted from senior Indian bureaucrat, diplomat and politician […]

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Sunil Ratnayake: Politics of a presidential pardon

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island A veritable caterwaul of protest has erupted from local and international NGO quarters over the presidential pardon extended to a former soldier Sunil Ratnayake, who had been convicted and sentenced to death over an incident, in 2000, when eight Tamil persons including a five-year-old child were killed in […]

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Invisible dangers to mankind

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera COVID 19 -a virus originated from animals is one of the unproven theories. Powerful countries accuse each other of planting an artificially generated bio virus to destabilize each others’ might economic powers One scientist ( by the way a Sri Lankan) claims that it had arrived on the earth from another planet. […]

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Revealed: How coronavirus outbreak is shining light on violations inside Qatar’s labor camps

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Courtesy Arab News DUBAI: For as long as he lived in Qatar, Antony, from Batticaloa in Sri Lanka, led a sort of double life. By day, he was a cleaner at the gleaming offices of Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Convention Center in north Doha.By night, he was a miserable occupant of a cramped room […]

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Coronavirus: Four from Sri Lanka who attended Tablighi Jamat gathering test positive in Haryana’s Nuh

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Leena Dhankhar Courtesy The Hindustan Times Four men from Sri Lanka, who had allegedly attended the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month, tested positive for Covid-19, in the Nuh district on Sunday, said officials. Eight people have been confirmed to have Covid-19 from Nuh and seven of them had visited the congregation in […]

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Covid-19: Let us hold our nerve

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

By Dr Lal Jayasinghe Consultant in Communicable Disease Control UK (retired) (member Public Health Writers Collective) Courtesy The Island Phwriters2020@gmail.com So far, we have done very well. Let us not forget this. We were very fortunate that the govt. listened to the right people and took their advice on how to control this epidemic namely […]

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India develops paper-strip test that detects coronavirus in an hour, costs LKR 1,250

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Courtesy The Island NEW DELHI, April 5: In a major breakthrough, Indian scientists have successfully developed a low-cost, paper-strip test which can detect the new coronavirus within an hour, and costs just INR 500, or LKR 1,250 (US$6.5). This will address India’s urgent need for rapid-testing. The test uses the cutting-edge gene-editing […]

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Toll of Covid-19 cases rises to 176

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Five COVID-19 infected patients had been identified, bringing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 176, the Ministry of Health said.

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Prevent candidates from using relief activities for election run-up campaigns – Deshapriya

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Chairman of Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has urged action to prevent candidates from using relief activity for publicity campaign in the run-up to the election. He mentioned this in a letter directed to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Deshapriya noted that a special programme is essential for the implementation of relief measures to […]

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Persons who completed quarantine urged to undergo 14-day further self-isolation

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Persons who have completed the quarantine process are requested to undergo another 14 days of self-isolation, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. The directive is issued for individuals who had undergone the quarantine process at the quarantine centers or at homes. It was reported today (05) that a person from Matara […]

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