Archive for April 9th, 2020

Why South Korea’s Death Rate Is Lower Than U.S.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

AJ+ The U.S. and South Korea confirmed their first coronavirus patients on the same day. Yet South Korea is containing its outbreak while cases in the U.S. have soared. South Korea learned from its traumatic experience with its MERS outbreak in 2015. But, this time, the country has contained COVID-19 with its Trace, Test, Treat” […]

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Why Greece Succeeded as Italy, Spain Failed to Tackle Coronavirus

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

By Takis Pappas, Political scientist, the University of Helsinki, Finland* Courtesy Greek Reporter When the covid-19 pandemic broke out in Europe, no government had any experience of how to face it and each tried to weather the storm in its own ways. Some governments fared better, some less so. By and large, there are three major […]

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China’s Wet Markets, America’s Factory Farming

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

By MATTHEW SCULLY Courtesy National Review Customers select seafood at a wet market in Dandong, Liaoning Province, China, in 2017. (Philip Wen/Reuters) They’re more alike than not in their violations of moral common sense.NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLEAlthough no government is better than China’s at making troublesome people disappear, a strange leniency has been accorded vendors at the country’s live-animal […]

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225 DOCTORS FIGHT TO SHUT DOWN LIVE ANIMAL MARKETS

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Audrey Enjoli Courtesy livekindly.co Doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say live animal markets should be shut down in the U.S. to prevent coronavirus-like pandemics in the future. Doctors are urging the U.S. Surgeon General to shut down live animal markets amid the current coronavirus outbreak. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—a […]

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රාජකාරී හැදුනුම් පතට අමතරව ආයතන ප්‍රධානියාගේ ලපියක්

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය පොලිස්පතිතුමා පොලිස් මුලස්ථානය, කොළඹ. මහත්මයාණෙනි, ඇදිරිනීති බලපතය‍්‍ර ලෙස රාජකාරී හැදුනුම් පතට අමතරව ආයතන ප්‍රධානියාගේ ලපියක් ලබාගත යුතු බවට වූ පුකාශය සමග හෙද සේවාවේ මතුවී තිබෙන ගැටළුකාරී තත්වය සම්බන්ධවයි උක්ත කාරනය නිසා දිවයින පුරා රෝහල්වල සේවය කරන හෙද හෙදියන් ඇතුළු අනෙකුත් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවකයින් බරපතල ගැටළුවකට මුහුණ පා ඇත. #කොවිඩ් – 19 වසංගතය […]

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Sri Lankan doctors have become very patriotic all of a sudden

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  The TV news item today was about Sri Lankan specialist doctors undergoing training in the UK desperately want to return home. It is quite strange that they all want to come back when only a small percentage of the doctors return after going abroad. Some specialists trained in a lucrative specialty return […]

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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO COVID-19 RELATED ACTIVITIES

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. Dear Fellow Sri Lankans, As you all are aware, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund” to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes.  Accordingly, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. […]

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National Service is the need of the hour

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  We have seen the yeoman services rendered by the armed forces in controlling corona spread with  political backing where  relevant measures are taken to prevent  people from moving around by establishing control points Many youngsters who have been  employed and unemployed  are staying in boarding houses, frustrated cursing the patients as well […]

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A Book Review

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna Title: Putting Buddhism to Work:A New Approach to Management and Business Author: Shinichi Inoue Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo)Year of publication: 1997 Buddhist Economics: The Emerging Middle Path between Capitalism and Socialism Shinichi Inoue, a former President of the Japanese Miyazaki Bank and reputed economist, has proposed a novel approach to economic management […]

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Burial vs cremation seen in the context of the viral threat

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Preconceived notions lead to distortions in reporting on the issue At the time of writing, Sri Lanka has suffered six deaths due to complications arising from the COVID-19 virus. Information on the latest victim, who died few hours ago, is yet to be made public. Three of the victims were […]

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China protests against hate campaign in a leading Lankan media outlet

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Says coverage is motivated and contrary to facts Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia): On 8th April, Mr. Luo Chong, the Spokesperson of the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka wrote an open letter to Mr. Ranjith Wijewardene, the Chairman of the Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, presenting the Embassy’s strong position against the irresponsible publication of […]

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COVID-19: Infections tally hits 190, recoveries climb to 49

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Confirmed COVID-19 infections in Sri Lanka has reached 190 as another patient tested positive for the virus today (09). The Health Ministry stated that two more coronavirus patients have been discharged after recovering completely. Accordingly, the number of patients who recovered from the virus now stands at 49. The Epidemiology Unit of the […]

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Health Minister appreciates Samurdhi officers

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has appreciated the contribution made by Samurdhi Managers and officers towards the programme the government is carrying out in conjunction with the eradicating the Corona Virus. The Minister had said at a discussion held with representatives of trade unions of the Samurdhi Department today that the overall […]

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An allegation against the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA)

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The President of the Government Medical Officers Forum Dr. Rukshan Bellana said that the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has deceived the President as well as the Prime Minister. He alleged that the doctors representing trade unions who had joined the Presidential Task Force were those who did not have any qualifications […]

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President seeks medical experts’ opinion on defeating COVID-19

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and medical experts representing various fields was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (09) with the aim of obtaining much needed expert medical opinion on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country promptly. During this meeting, the steps that have been taken by the […]

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Secretary to President responds to Election Commission chairman

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Secretary to the President, Dr. P.B. Jayasundara has sent a letter to the Chairman of the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya in response to the letters sent by the Chairman of Election Commission to the President with regard to the parliamentary election. The Chairman of the Election Commission had sent letters to the Secretary […]

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Anyone crossing district borders sent to quarantine centers – DIG Ajith Rohana

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Any person who crosses district borders in violation of curfew will be compulsorily sent to quarantine centers for a 14-day quarantine process. DIG Ajith Rohana said that this decision will be in effect from tomorrow (April 10).

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Open Letter from the Chinese Embassy , Colombo

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Chinese Embassy , Colombo

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