Archive for April 7th, 2020

A Word of Praise

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne A word of praise is due to our President Gotabhaya, his team and the doctors of the Health Service for the excellent manner they are tackling the Coronavirus Epidemic. Sri Lanka stands far ahead in the manner they are tackling the epidemic. We have so far had six deaths while the UK […]

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What damage Corona had done to Sri Lankan well-knitted society

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  In the cities and villages people in Sri Lanka have lived harmoniously helping each other and enjoying good times and share the sorrow  I have sadly noted that our neighbors do not even talk to each other let alone distancing physically  People have become selfish like in the Western countries where they […]

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ප්‍රජා -තන්ත්‍ර-වාදය නමැති නාස් ලණුවෙන් ගැලවෙමු! (තුන්‌‌වෙනි කොටස)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D. හෙළ ජාතික අභිමානේ වැඩු විරුවන් සේ පොරණේ දිනු මව්බිම සව්සිරියෙන් සරසව් පිබිදෙව් පිබිදෙව් සැරසෙව්…// වීර විකුම් පෑ පෙර දරුවෝ, දෙස රැස මුර කෙරුවෝ ඒ ලෙය ඇති ඔබ සුරවිරුවෝ – නොමවව් ණයකරුවෝ දැය දියුණට පැද යන නැවියා ගොවියා බිම දෙවියා විපතෙහි සැපතෙහි නොසැලෙයි නොතැවෙයි අටලෝදම හුරු හෙළයා විපතෙහි සැපතෙහි නොසැලෙයි නොතැවෙයි අටලෝදම හුරු […]

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Curfew passes for employees of Export related industries

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  A news item today indicates that police headquarters will be issuing curfew passes for employees of companies having 50 or more workers  Having bitter experience with area police officers in obtaining a curfew pass for myself as a CEO o export-oriented shipbuilding industry, I  have to watch and see how new procedure […]

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Managing Systemic Risks During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera* The oldest form of systemic risk, which is that arising from viruses and pandemics”  Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan, The Butterfly Defect (Princeton 2014) ‘Pain of one nation is the pain of another; as we are all interconnected’ was the opening sentence of  my 2015 book ‘Towards a better world order’. We are […]

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Discovery : A Term Rooted in Church Dogmas – Dr C K Raju

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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BCG vaccination policies make a ten times difference in COVID-19 incidence, mortality: New study

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy URO Today Study co-authored by Indian-American cancer surgeon comes even as clinical trials on the efficacy of BCG vaccine for Covid-19 are underway. San Francisco, California (UroToday.com) Countries that do not have a BCG vaccination policy saw ten times greater incidence of and mortality from Covid-19, compared with those who do, a forthcoming study […]

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Coronavirus: More ‘striking’ evidence BCG vaccine might protect against Covid-19

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Courtesy The Irish Times Study shows countries with vaccination programmes have far fewer cases On Monday, scientists in Melbourne, Australia, started administering BCG vaccine or a placebo to thousands of healthcare workers. More striking” evidence has emerged that the BCG vaccine given to counter TB may provide protection against Covid-19 […]

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Prognosis – Nations with Mandatory TB Vaccines Show Fewer Coronavirus Deaths

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

By Akshat Rathi Courtesy bloomberg.com Countries with mandatory policies to vaccinate against tuberculosis register fewer coronavirus deaths than countries that don’t have those policies, a new study has found. The preliminary study posted on medRxiv, a site for unpublished medical research, finds a correlation between countries that require citizens to get the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and those showing […]

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PM requests public support for govt’s efforts in fight against COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the general public to give utmost support to the government’s efforts to save the country from COVID-19 outbreak. He stated this today (07), delivering a special statement on the situation that prevails in the country. In his address to the nation, the Premier outlined the measures taken […]

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Dambulla Economic Center closed until further notice

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A decision has been taken to close the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center until further notice. The lack of proper hygiene procedures followed by the public who visit the center is the reason behind this decision, according to Chairman of the Economic Center Trade Association Channa Arawwa. He added that there is a risk […]

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More confirmed COVID-19 cases hike count to 185

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two more patients have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus earlier this evening (07), said the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. Seven new patients have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus as of 7 pm today. Accordingly, the confirmed COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka rises to 185. A total […]

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Antibody or rapid testing not effective in identifying COVID-19: top health officials

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana It has been decided that all persons who undergo the quarantine process at quarantine centers will be subjected to a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, said Specialist Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. He mentioned this speaking at a special live discussion telecasted on TV Derana on overcoming […]

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Spreading misinformation on coronavirus punishable by 5 years in prison – Police

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana DIG Ajith Rohana says that spreading misinformation in social media on COVID-19 prevention can lead up to 5-year imprisonment. Speaking to Ada Derana this morning (07), he said cases will be filed against such persons. DIG Rohana also urged any individual showing coronavirus symptoms to inform the nearest police station, health authorities or […]

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