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කොවිඩ්-19 එන්නත් ක්‍රියාවලියේ ප්‍රමුඛතාවය නිවැරදිව හඳුනාගත යුතුයි

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

ජාතික ජන බලවේගය මේ වන විට අප රට තුළකෝවිඩ් 19 රෝගය පැතිරීම වැළැක්වීමේ පියවරක් වශයෙන්  මහජනතාව එන්නත් කිරීම අරඹා තිබීම සතුටට කරුණකි. නමුත් සැලකිල්ලෙන් බැලූ විට පැහැදිලිව පෙනෙන්නේ මේ වන විට අනුගමනය කරමින් පවතින එන්නත් කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපාරය විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමවේදයෙන් බැහැරව සිදුකරන  බවය. විශේෂයෙන් ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානය විසින් කෝවිඩ් 19 රෝගය පැතිරීම වැළැක්වීම සඳහා එන්නත් කළ […]

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CEO of World’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer Vows to Prioritise Needs of India

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

by Prionka Jha Courtesy Sputnik India began its “Vaccine Friendship” programme on 20 January and has supplied COVID-19 vaccines to several neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Seychelles, and the Maldives. It has also sent vaccine doses to Caribbean countries, South Africa, and the UAE. The CEO of the world’s biggest vaccine maker, […]

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අන්තර්ජාලයේ ෆොටෝ එක ‘බට්’ කළ එකක්; මම විද ගත්ත එන්නතක් නෑ…

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

කෑගල්ල එම්. බී. පහලවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මම කොරෝනා මර්දන එන්නත විද ගන්නා අවස්ථාවක් පෙන්වන ඡායාරූපයක් සමාජ මාධ්‍යවල යනවා. එය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම වැරදි ප‍්‍රවෘත්තියක්. මම විද ගත්ත එන්නතක් නෑ. එය මට කෙණෙහිලිකම් කරන අයගේ මඩ ගැසීමක් බව කියන්න කැමැතියි යැයි ‘ධම්මික පැණිය’ නිපදවූ කෑගල්ලේ ධම්මික බණ්ඩාර වෙද මහතා පැවසීය.  ඔහු තවදුරටත් මෙසේ ද පැවසුවේය. මගේ රූපය […]

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COVID-19 deaths & cases higher than official figures?

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Courtesy Ada Derana

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ උපදෙස්මත භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේලාට කොවිඩ් එන්නත දීම මහනුවරින් ඇරඹෙයි

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේලා ඇතුළු අනෙකුත් ආගමික නායකයන්ට කඩිනමින් කොවිඩ්-19 එන්නත ලබා දෙන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද ‍රාජපක්ෂ මහතා උපදෙස් දී ඇත. ඒ අනුව මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේලාට කොවිඩ් එන්නත ලබා දීම අද 2021.02.20 දිනයේ ආරම්භ කරනු ලැබේ. පූජ්‍ය පක්ෂයට කඩිනමින්  එන්නත් ලබාදීමට කටයුතු කරන ලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා බුද්ධශාසන, ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් මහාචාර්ය […]

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Sri Lanka To Procure 10 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine From India: Report

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Courtesy NDTV In January, under India’s neighbourhood first policy, Sri Lanka received 500,000 doses of free vaccines. They were administered as a priority to frontline health workers and members of the Armed forces. Colombo:  Sri Lanka will purchase 10 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India, officials told news agency Press Trust of India. In […]

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WHO to provide vaccines to 27% of SL population

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to increase the percentage of vaccines and most likely would provide at least 27% to us, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said today. The WHO earlier assured Sri Lanka that it would provide vaccines for 20% of the local population free of charge. In […]

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කතානායක කොරෝනා එන්නත විදගනී.. ධම්මික පැණිය හරිම මාත‍්‍රාවෙනුත් බීලා..

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කතානායක මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතාද කොරෝනා එන්නත එන්නත් කරගෙන තිබේ. නාරාහෙන්පිට යුදහමුදා රෝහලේදී ඔහු එන්නත ලබා ගන්නා අවස්ථාවට කොළඹ සිටින ඉන්දීය මහකොමසාරිස්වරයාද සහභාගී වී ඇත. ජනතාව එන්නත ලබා ගැනීම දිරිමත් කිරීමට කතානායකවරයා එන්නත් කරගත් බව පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නිවේදනය කරයි. කතානායක මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා මීට පෙර ධම්මික පැණිය ද ලබා ගන්නා […]

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UK travel restriction lifted: Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The temporary travel restriction introduced by the Government on travels originating from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka due to the new Covid -19 Variant in the UK has been lifted with immediate effect. At a meeting presided by the President, it was decided to relax the restrictions on travels from […]

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Do you still need a vaccine if you’ve already had COVID?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Catriona Harvey-Jenner courtesy msn.com Somewhat promisingly, the UK COVID-19 vaccination roll-out seems to be going well. More than 15 million people have received their first vaccination, and we’re currently on track for all adults to have received their first dose by early summer (you can find out roughly when you can expect an invitation for a vaccine here). © […]

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Vaccination drive commenced with CMC sanitation workers and MPs

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Vaccination of sanitation workers within the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) limits commenced today (February 15), says Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, the State Minister of Primary Healthcare, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control. Speaking to media at the Ministry today, Fernandopulle said that it has been decided to vaccinate high-risk groups and the communities in high-risk […]

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Fmr Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara passes away from Covid-19

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Former Speaker of Parliament W.J.M. Lokubandara has passed away today (February 14) at the age of 81, his family sources said. He was under medical care for Covid-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at the time of his passing. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the former speaker had tested positive […]

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“සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ රසායනාගාර අංශය හදුනා ගන්නා රෝගීන් හය දහසක් පමණ, වසංගත අංශයට හදුනා ගැනීමට නොහැකිවෙලා තියනවා”

Friday, February 12th, 2021

රවී කුමුදේශ්  වෛද්‍ය රසායනාගාර විද්‍යාඥ වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ විද්වත් සංගමය  මේ වන විට හදුනාගෙන ඇති කොවිඩ් ආසාධිතයින්  ප්‍රමාණය ගැන   සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ තැන් දෙකකින් නිකුත් වන  සංඛ්‍යා ලේඛන  පරස්පරයි. 2021.02. 11 දින, වසංගත රෝග අංශය නිල නිවේදන වලට අනූව, දැනට හදුනාගෙන ඇති අසාධිතයින්  සංඛ්‍යාව 73, 116 කි. රසායනාගාර සේවාවේ වාර්ථාවලට අනුව, පළමු වරට තහවුරු කරන ලද  ආසාදිතයන්ගේ සංඛ්‍යාව […]

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Consequences of relying on recommendations by those with conflicts of interest (COVID-19):

Friday, February 12th, 2021

World Medical News “Potential collusion by medical profession /administrators, organisations (e.g., WHO, NIH, Medical Associations), with Big-Pharma at the expense of the public–human lives:”  While the information in the above link may exaggerate, the recommendations by the mentioned organisations against” the use of three most cost-effective therapies for COVID-19 that can save human lives (even […]

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New UK Covid-19 variant detected from four areas in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The new SARS-CoV-2 variant, which belongs to the B.1.1.7 lineage and now dominant in the United Kingdom, has been identified in Covid-19 positive samples received from four areas across the country. The samples were received from Colombo, Avissawella, Biyagama and Vavuniya areas, says Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of […]

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Permission will be given for burial of COVID-19 victims – PM

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that permission will be granted for the burial of COVID-19 victims. The Premier mentioned this in response to a question raised by Parliamentarian S.M. Marikkar during the parliamentary session today (February 10). Quoting State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle, the parliamentarian […]

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Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy BBC International experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 have all but dismissed a theory that the virus came from a laboratory in China. Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) mission, said it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus leaked from a lab in the city of Wuhan. He said […]

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Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy BBC Travellers having to stay in quarantine hotels in England will be charged £1,750 for their stay, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. The measures, which come into force on Monday, apply to UK and Irish residents returning from 33 red list countries. Those who fail to quarantine in a government-sanctioned hotel for 10 days […]

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Workforce between 30-60 years to be vaccinated from March

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana It is expected to vaccinate the workforce between the ages 30 and 60 years against the COVID-19 pandemic from March this year, says State Minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle. The State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control said that 4,000 centers have been planned to be utilized for this task. […]

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SL plans to complete mass inoculation within three months

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror There is a mechanism in place to vaccinate all Sri Lankans within three months and to become the first country in the world to complete that task, Secretary to State Ministry of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva said yesterday. He told Daily Mirror […]

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Dr. Wijayamuni on achieving herd immunity through COVID vaccination

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Pregnant women and children aged below 18 years will not be vaccinated against COVId-19, says Chief Medical Officer of Health of Colombo Municipal Council Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni. He noted that people should not have undue fears about getting themselves vaccinated. Speaking to media today (February 06), Dr. Wijayamuni said people with chronic health […]

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WHO to release recommendation for two versions of AstraZeneca vaccines

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on more pharmaceutical companies on Friday to share manufacturing facilities to help ramp up the production of COVID-19 vaccines. The WHO also said its technical advisers would meet next week to assess versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), the […]

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Russia offers to assist Sri Lanka to manufacture Sputnik V COVID vaccine

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Russia has offered to assist Sri Lanka with manufacturing Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines, says Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, the Secretary to the State Ministry of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention. In a statement, he said the Chairman of State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Dr Prasanna Gunasena is making necessary arrangements to […]

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Sri Lanka sends purchase order for 18 million Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from India

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) has sent the purchase order for 18 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccines manufactured by India, says State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Channa Jayasumana. Speaking on the matter earlier today, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle said […]

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Over 100,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 so far

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 23,217 frontline health workers have been vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination within the day (February 02). Accordingly, the total number of individuals who have received the first dose of the vaccine against the COVID-19 pandemic so far now stands at 118,767, the Ministry of Health stated. Sri Lanka launched […]

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Russia permits Sri Lanka to produce Sputnik V Vaccine

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 31 (Sunday Observer) – Russia has expressed its willingness to allow Sri Lanka to produce its own Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V locally if the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) authorises it for local use, a senior state official said. The Sputnik V vaccine is already being manufactured in India and those […]

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Covid-19 & Vitamin D : How can we avoid looking stupid ?

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Courtesy Dr.David Grimes Scene 1: A small meeting room in 10 Downing Street, London Early January 2021 Four sitting around a table. Boris Johnson, Prime minister of the UK Good morning to you all and thanks for coming in at short notice. This is an extremely important meeting. http://www.drdavidgrimes.com/

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Fewer COVID-19 deaths in those getting 400,000 IU of Vitamin D – Jan 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Myanmar Health Informal intervention trial in Myanmar 1200 Buddhist monks and nuns in COVID-19 quarantine center were given 2 doses of water containing 200,000IU of vitamin D 25 mg of zinc 1000mg of vitamin C 30 billion Probiotics. Mortality rate is only 0.07%The overall mortality rate in the country is steady at 2.1% The doctors in the […]

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Minster Pavithra Wanniarachchi admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Angoda National Institute of Infectious Diseases. The Minister was admitted to IDH Hospital yesterday for further treatment. The Minister who was under quarantine at a hotel in Hikkaduwa was transferred to the IDH Hospital after being admitted […]

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“කොවිඩ් වලට කකුල් ලබා දීම සහ අද එන්නත් හෙට විදීම”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

රවි කුමුදෙශ් අද එන්නත් ගෙනල්ලා, හෙට විදගෙන විදගෙන යනවා වගේ සෞඛ්‍ය සේවාව පැත්තෙන් නිකුත් වෙමින් තියෙනවා. එන්නත් ලබාදීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය ඒ තරම්ම සරල වුණේ කොහොමද කියන එක බරපතළ ගැටලුවක්. අත් හෝදන්න ඕනේ නැහැ, මුව ආවරණ ඕනෙ නැහැ, දූරස්ථභාවය ඕනෙ නෑ, වගේ අදහසක් මේකෙන් මහජනතාවට ඇති වෙන එක වළක්වන්න බැහැ.  එන්නත් ලක්ෂ හයක් හෙට ආවට විදින්න පුලුවන් […]

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