Author Archive for කෝවිඩ් -19 විශේෂාංගය

Some hotels charging 47,000 for a single room per day for quarantine facilities – Ministry to intervene (Video)

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Ministry of Health has stated that it will intervene if certain hotels are charging exorbitant rates from guests who are staying in hotels after conducting covid tests until the results are received.  Tourists have repeatedly accused hotels of charging exorbitant rates for their stay in the country once they return from […]

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Sri Lanka toes China line on COVID origin investigation

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 9 (Counterpoint): Supporting China on the COVID-19 origin tracing controversy, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday,  that the next phase of the study should be based on scientific and evidence-based methods and should not be politicized.” The study should reflect the key findings of the previous WHO-led […]

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Sinopharm Group expresses interest in setting up vaccine refilling plant in Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Chairman of Sinopharm Group Liu Jingzhen has expressed his enthusiasm in setting up a vaccine refilling plant in Sri Lanka,the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing said. According to the embassy, Sri Lankan Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, met with Mr. Liu and the Senior Management Group on September 7, 2021. He also […]

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WHO urges “moratorium” on covid vaccine booster shots till end of year

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization called Wednesday for countries to avoid giving out extra Covid jabs until year-end, pointing to the millions worldwide who have yet to receive a single dose. I will not stay silent when the companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world’s poor should be […]

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20+ age group : Online vaccination appointments open and vaccinaton centres details released for Colombo, Kalutara & Gampaha

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 5 (NewsWie) – Online vaccination appointments are now open for age 20+ residents of Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts.  Sinopharm Dose-1 for age 20+ years for Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts by MOH. Conducted by the Provincial Director of Health Services, WP.” Hiranya Samarasekara of ICTA tweeted. Vaccination Centers at MOH […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 3,308

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 744 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,308. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 462,767. As many as 384,557 recoveries and 10,140 deaths […]

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COVID vaccinations for age group 20-29 in four districts from tomorrow

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana COVID-19 vaccinations for those aged between 20-29 years in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Galle districts will kick off from tomorrow (Sep. 06), the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announced. The Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva added that youths who belong to the aforesaid age group […]

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Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against coronavirus, study shows

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Peninsular A jararacussu snake, whose venom is used in a study against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen at Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 27, 2021. Picture taken August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carla Carniel SAO PAULO – Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited […]

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Will new South African COVID variant affect Sri Lanka? or may already be EXTINCT

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Sri Lanka News What is C.1.2, the new Covid variant in South Africa, and should we be worried? Courtesy The Guardian (UK) The C.1.2 strain has scientists’ attention because it possesses mutations within the genome similar to those seen in variants of interest, like Delta A new Covid variant detected in South Africa has made headlines around […]

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85% of hospitalized COVID patients have not recovered months later

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Mansur Shaheen  Courtesy The Daily Mail © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A large majority of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized during last winter’s surge still have not fully recovered, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed 253 patients who were hospitalized towards the end of fall 2020 and winter 2021. Nearly 85 percent of […]

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Sri Lankans over 18 will be fully vaccinated by November end – Keheliya

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All Sri Lankans over the age of 18 years will be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before the end of November, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says. The vaccination of citizens over the age of 30 is scheduled to be completed by mid-September, the Minister said. Minister Rambukwella mentioned this during a […]

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Indigenous medicines’ prevention mission against COVID

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror At the onset of the pandemic everybody focused on the vaccine to avoid being infected. But recently the President himself said arrangements should be made to deliver indigenous medicine to the doorstep Medication differs from patient to patient as we focus on the patient and not necessarily the disease We are also educating […]

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කෝවිඩි වෛරස හේතුවෙන් ආසාදිතයන් මිය යාම දණ්ඩ නීති සංග්‍රහයේ 261, 289 සහ 298 වගන්ති යටතේ අපරාධමය වැරදි සිදුකිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි, සුදර්ශනී ප්‍රනාන්දු පුල්ලේ, චන්න ජයසුමන, සිසිර ජයකොඩි, සංජීව මුණසිංහ, අසේල ගුණවර්ධන සහ කුමාරි වීරසේකරට එරෙහිව වෛද්‍ය බී. ඒ. රත්තපාල මහතා පොලිස්පති සී. ඩී. වික්‍රමරත්න මහතාට පැමිණිලි කරයි.

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන, ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ සඳහන් වෛද්‍ය වෘත්තීන්හි නියැලෙන කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ දේශීය වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යායතනයේ උපාධිධාරි, ආයුර්වේද වෛද්‍ය සභාවේ ලියාපදිංචි අංක 6942 සර්වාංග සහ  7319 විශේෂ යටතේ ලියාපදිංචි වී වෙද්‍ය වෘත්තියේ යෙදෙන නො. 66, සල්මල් පෙදෙස, මත්තෙගොඩ පදිංචි වෛද්‍ය බී.ඒ.රත්නපාල මහතා මෙම පැමිණිල්ල කර ඇත. එමෙන්ම ඔහු විසින් […]

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දේශීය ඖෂධ රට පුරා බෙදන්නැයි දැනුම් දෙයි..

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් දේශීය ඖෂධ වර්ග ජනතාවගේ නිවෙස් වලට ගොස් ලබා දෙන ලෙස ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය රාජ්‍ය ඇමති සිසිර ජයකොඩි මහතාට උපදෙස් දී ඇත. ඒ අනුව නිරෝධායන ඇඳිරි නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන කාලයේ දීද මෙම වැඩපිළිවෙල ක්‍රියාත්මකය. නාගරික මෙන්ම ග්‍රාමීය ප්‍රදේශවල ජනතාවට මෙසේ දේශීය ඖෂධ වර්ග ලබා දීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙස […]

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ගුරු සංගම් නියෝජිතයන් 15ක් කොරෝනාවෙන් මිය ගිහින්…

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොරෝනා ව්‍යාප්තිය නොතකා පෙළපාළි හා විරෝධතාවල නිරත වූ ගුරු විදුහල්පති වෘත්තීය සමිති නියෝජිතයන් පහළොස් දෙනෙකු පමණ මේ වන විට වෛරසය ආසාදනය වීමෙන් මිය ගොස් ඇතැයි දේශප්‍රේමී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය සඳහන් කරයි. මෙසේ මියගොස් සිටින පිරිස අතර විදුහල්පතිවරුන් තිදෙනෙකු හා සෙසු පිරිස ගුරුවරුන් බවත් එම පක්ෂයේ නායක සුදත් හේවාපතිරණ මහතා පැවසීය. […]

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Sri Lanka records biggest ever daily increase of Covid deaths due to inadequate corona patient management protocol.

Friday, August 20th, 2021

News of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka records the biggest ever daily increase of Covid deaths for the second day in a row, as new cases rise sharply The daily number of coronavirus deaths has reached 195 the highest since the pandemic began. The number of new cases rose sharply to 3839, after a fall earlier […]

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President urges public to prepare for sacrifices if country is forced to endure prolonged lockdowns

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All citizens above the age of 30 years are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the 10th of September, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the nation today (Aug. 20). In his statement, the President stated that nearly 98% of the population aged over 30 years have received the vaccine so far, […]

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Sri Lanka covid deaths – 90% have not been vaccinated

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A report based on the total of 5775 Covid-related deaths reported until the 13th of August, 2021 in Sri Lanka has been released. According to reports over 5,000 Covid-related deaths reported (5,295) in Sri Lanka consist of people who have not received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore over 90% […]

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Patients infected with three mutated strains of COVID Delta found in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine at Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr Chandima Jeewandara stated that for the first time in the world, patients have been found in Sri Lanka who are infected with three mutated strains of the Delta variant. It is reported that the patients were found in Colombo. […]

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British study shows COVID-19 vaccine efficacy wanes under Delta

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A British public health study has found that protection from either of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines against the now prevalent Delta variant of the coronavirus weakens within three months. It also found that those who get infected after receiving two shots of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the AstraZeneca vaccine […]

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Govt’s allied political parties request 3-week lockdown

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Ten allied political parties of the government have proposed to the President to lockdown the country for at least three consecutive weeks. In a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, they have suggested seven measures to be taken to control the pandemic. The political parties say that, despite being aware of the economic impact […]

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Cabraal on logic behind nighttime curfews

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal says that social gatherings such as parties that had taken place in the nighttime had led to the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the country. The State Minister of Finance, Capital Markets, and State Enterprise Reforms explained the reasoning behind the nighttime curfew imposed […]

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Chinese pharma company to set up Covid-19 vaccine plant in Sri Lanka

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror China and Sri Lanka are set to deepen their bilateral vaccine diplomacy” with a leading Chinese pharma company preparing to set up a manufacturing plant to make anti-Covid jabs in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home district, Hambantota The new plant will be set up under an agreement that will allow Colombo to […]

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Key observations and recommendations of independent experts on current COVID-19 situation and way forward

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The key observations and recommendations by the national experts suggest that at current levels of mobility restrictions, the number of cases would increase up to mid-September at 6000 cases per day. The key observations and recommendations of the 5th Independent Expert Group Meeting convened by WHO Sri Lanka which was held on 10 […]

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Inter-provincial travel restrictions further tightened; possession of vaccination cards to be mandatory in public

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that inter-provincial travel restrictions will be further tightened from midnight today (13). He stated this while announcing the decisions taken today during the meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 Control, held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Army Commander said that traveling between […]

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Officials directed to pay special attention to senior citizens with long-term illnesses

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed the health officials to pay special attention to people above the age of 60 and are suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases. A study carried out into the deaths reported during the last few days has revealed that majority of them were from the Western Province. It has been […]

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වරද කොතැනද?

Friday, August 13th, 2021

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු විසිනි. ඊයේ (12 වනදා) ලංකාවේ ආසාධිතයින් ගණන 3039කි. (රජය විසින් නිකුත් කරන දත්තවල නිරවද්‍යතාවය පිළිබදවද ප්‍රශ්ණයක්ද මේ වනවිට මතුව තිබේ) ඒ කෙසේවෙතත්, එම දත්ත නිවරැදියැයි උපකල්පනය කිරීම හැර වෙනත් විකල්පයක්ද අපට මේ මොහොතේ නැත. මන්ද? පසුගියදා ඇතැම් රජයේ රෝහල්වල කොරෝනා ආසාධිතයින්ගේ ධාරිතාවය ඉක්මවාගොස් ඇතැම් ආසාධිතයින් රෝහල් භූමියේ පවා වැතිර සිටින ඡායාරූප මාධ්‍යයේ පලවූ […]

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The extraordinary way in which China coped with COVID-19

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Beijing, August 12 (Xinhua):  China on Thursday released a White Paper titled Moderate Prosperity in All Respects: Another Milestone Achieved in China’s Human Rights” in which it had a chapter on how it coped with the COVID-19 pandemic. The White Paper said: The Covid-19 pandemic is the most serious global health emergency in […]

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Over 260 vaccination centres operational countrywide

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror About 263 Community Vaccination Centres manned by tri-forces and health authorities will be operational countrywide today. Accordingly, vaccination centres are operational in 22 locations in the Colombo district, 17 in the Gampaha district, 33 in the Kalutara district while remaining vaccination centres operational in the Kurunegala, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Badulla,MOneragala, […]

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95% of population over 30 have received at least one dose of vaccines

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that around 95 percent of the country’s population above the age of 30 have received at least a single dose of one of the Covid-19 vaccines.  The government had recently decided to extend the current Covid vaccination programme to include those below 30 years of age. […]

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