Archive for April 6th, 2020

Britain has millions of coronavirus antibody tests, but they don’t work

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy The Times (UK) Ministers had hoped tests would pave way for an easing of lockdown restrictions None of the antibody tests ordered by the government is good enough to use, the new testing chief has admitted. John Newton said that tests ordered from China were able to identify immunity accurately only in people who […]

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Covid-19, how much testing do we need?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

By  Chandre Dharmawardana. A number of distinguished medical professionals  led by Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa ,  Head, Dept. of Family Medicine,  University of Colombo, published an appeal (see  the Island , 1st April, Daily Mirror  and other newspapers) emphasizing the  Need for rapid expansion in testing for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka”. While creating a data base […]

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සිංහල වෙදකමට එරෙහි අනුකාරකයන් ගේ නැගීම

Monday, April 6th, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්                  කොරෝනා වසංගත තත්වය තුළ වර්තමාන දේශපාලනය පිළිබඳ ලිට්මස් පරීක්ෂාවක්ද කරන්නට හැකිව තිබේ. රුවන්වැලි මහා සෑය ඉදිරිපස දිව්රුම් දුන් ජනපතිවරයෙකු මෑත කාලීන දේශපාලනයේ දක්නට ලැබීමේ ආශ්වාදයෙන් සිටි මෙරට බහුතර ජනතාව බලාපොරොත්තු කඩ වේ දෝ යන බියකින් පසුවෙති.සිංහල බෞද්ධ චන්ද බහුතරය යනු පරම්පරා ගණණාවක සිට ශක්තිමත් වුණු සිංහල ජාතිකත්වයේ අපේක්ෂාවන්ය. තමන්ගේ ජීවන රටාව නිදහසේ […]

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කේතුමතී රාජධානියේ හඬ

Monday, April 6th, 2020

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The pandemic is a portal’ –

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Arundhati Roy: Courtesy Financial Times Life & Arts  The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next    Who can use the term gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag […]

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Mindfulness, social action in Covid-19 crisis

Monday, April 6th, 2020

By ASOKA BANDARAGE courtesy Asia Times Personal stress reduction certainly has merits in a crisis like the current one, but it can also be exploited and misused Calling the Covid-19 pandemic the worst crisis since World War II, one that may bring a recession with no parallel in the recent past,” United Nations Secretary General Antonio […]

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මැග්නිෆිකා නෞකාවේ සිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකික සූපවේදියා හිරුට තුති පුදයි

Monday, April 6th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ සිට ඉතාලිය බලා යාත්‍රා කරමින් තිබෙන MSC මැග්නිෆිකා නෞකාවේ සිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකික සූපවේදියා අද මෙරටට ගොඩබැස්සා. ඒ, නාවික හමුදාව හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය එක්ව දියත් කළ විශේෂ මෙහෙයුමකින්. අදාළ තරුණයාගේ ඉල්ලීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අප ඊයේ හිරු ප්‍රධාන ප්‍රවෘත්ති විකාශයන් තුළින් බලධාරීන්ගේ අවධානය යොමු කළ අතර එම තරුණයා දින 21 ක […]

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Four more Covid-19 patients recover & number of confirmed cases stands at 178.

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four more Covid-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital, according to the Ministry of Health.  This brings the total number of Coronavirus patient who have recovered in the country to 38. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka currently stands at 178. 135 of those patients are […]

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya commends govt’s measures to combat COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed matters relating to the prevailing situation in the wake of COVID-19 spread with the representatives of Samagi Jana Balawegaya at the Presidential Secretariat today (06). President Rajapaksa elaborated on the measures already taken by the Government to prevent the spread of the lethal virus […]

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Teen who stabbed PHI placed in detention center

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The suspect who stabbed a Public Health Inspector (PHI) who was on COVID-19 prevention duty has been produced before the Mawanella Magistrate’s Court today (06). Accordingly, the teenaged suspect has been ordered to be placed at the Consultation Centre of the Boys’ Detention House in Algoda, Dehiowita until the 25th of August. A […]

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COVID-19 testing further expanded in coming days – Health Min.

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that Sri Lanka’s health sector has always been ahead of the South Asian countries with regard to the coronavirus eradication program. She added that Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are now being carried out in many hospitals across the island to identify COVID-19 infections. The COVID-19 testing […]

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Nearly 15,000 curfew violators arrested

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that 171 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew within the period of 06 hours ending from 12 noon today (6). Issuing a statement, it said that 86 vehicles were also taken into custody during this period. Accordingly, as of 12 noon today police have arrested a total […]

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Ayurvedic practitioners requested to find alternative medicine against COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A representative consortium of over 60 of Sri Lanka’s leading indigenous medical practitioners was invited to immediately explore possibilities of finding an alternative traditional medicine to cure the COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting took place at the invitation of the Health Ministry and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak […]

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Woman remanded for spreading fake news on social media

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A woman has been remanded over spreading false information on the coronavirus through social media, stated the Police. Police had made the arrest in Wadduwa yesterday (05), based on an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The arrested suspect had been produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate yesterday and was placed […]

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