Archive for September 2nd, 2021

Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

By Rachel Schraer Health reporter Courtesy BBC Most people who catch Covid-19 won’t become severely ill and get better relatively quickly. But significant numbers have had long-term problems after recovering from the original infection – even if they weren’t very ill in the first place. However, new research suggests fewer children are experiencing “long Covid” […]

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Covid-19 continues to kill journalists globally, visible improvement recorded in India

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

T Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 2 September 2021: The list of journalists dead from Covid-19 is still growing, where more than 1,754 media workers have succumbed to the novel corona virus in 80 countries during the last 18 months, said the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday in the picturesque Swiss […]

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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Two Sri Lankans named in the list.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

 by Moiz Mustafa Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Sept 2 (newsin.asia) – From triumphant conservation stories to devastating fishing disasters and everything in between, the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition demonstrates the sheer resilience of the natural world. The latest competition received a record-breaking number of entries from professional and amateur photographers from 95 countries around the […]

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Why hide the truth about CKDu? An open letter to the new Minister of Health

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

By Dr PARAKRAMA WAIDYANATHA Courtesy The Island The chronic kidney disease (CKDu) has been a major non-communicable disease prevalent essentially among the Rajarata’s agricultural communities in the last three decades that had, on average, killed several thousand people annually. The disease aetiology is now known, with a high degree of certainty to be hard water […]

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UK decides to maintain ban on LTTE

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Sri Lanka says that it has been made aware that the UK Home Secretary has decided to maintain the proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organization under the UK Terrorism Act No. 7 of 2000. The Home Secretary’s decision, which has been taken following […]

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Maximum retail price of rice and sugar gazetted

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Gazette notifications have been issued today declaring maximum retail prices for sugar and rice with effect from today (September 02).  The Gazette notifications have been issued by order of the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Maj. General (Retd.) Shantha Dissanayake, under Section 20(5) of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act, No. 09 of 2003.  […]

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Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters call on the teachers and principals to call off strike

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Malwathe and Asgiriya Chapters request the principals and teachers to suspend the strike, considering the children and to be somewhat flexible to the solutions provided by the government. However, the teachers  and principals unions said that in order to suspend the strike, a circular should be issued recommending cabinet approval to […]

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Govt says mechanism devised to provide organic fertilizer for Maha Season without any shortage

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government says that a mechanism has been formulated to provide the organic fertilizer required for the Maha Season to the farmers without any shortage. Accordingly, the Government Officials of the respective line institutions say the entire process including farmer awareness, technical assistance and financial assistance is being continued uninterrupted. This was revealed […]

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Daily count of new Covid-19 cases climbs to 3,627

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 854 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing today’s tally of new cases confirmed to 3,627. This includes 846 new cases associated with the ‘New Year Covid-19 cluster’ and 08 returnees from abroad.  This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases identified in the […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 204 coronavirus deaths

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 204 coronavirus related deaths for September 01 (yesterday), increasing the official death toll in the country to 9,604. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (01), the victims include 109 males and 95 females while five of the deceased, […]

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