Archive for March, 2020

Five villages in Beruwala locked down as dodger tests positive for COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The detection of an individual from Pannila in the Beruwala police area today, who failed to report his infection to health authorities, had compelled relevant officials to isolate at least 100 people from about 20 families in the area, police said. The dodger Mohammed Haris Mohamed Hafeez (31), a driver attached […]

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Chilaw family of 5 including infant infected with COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Five persons from the same family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection, stated Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Reportedly, the family from Chilaw had been detained and quarantined yesterday (29) under the suspicion of contracting the virus. After testing for the virus today (30), all 5 members of the family have […]

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Two new COVID-19 cases brings total to 122

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Ministry of Health says that two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in the country. Accordingly the total number of confirmed cases reported in Sri Lanka, as of 3.30 p.m. today (30), stands at 122. Seven new patients have been identified within he past 24 hours.   Meanwhile three (03) […]

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The second corona related death reported in Sri Lanka

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another patient who had been infected by the novel coronavirus has passed away while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). The deceased is a 64-year-old male from Porutota, Negombo, stated the Ministry of Health. He had been admitted to the Negombo Hospital over a cardiac-related illness. However, the doctors had tested […]

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

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. ඇඳිරි නීති අතරතුර කාලයේ ජනයා හැසුරුණ ආකාරය නිසා මෙතෙක් කොරෝනා කොටු කිරීමට කල වැඩ සියල්ලම වතුරේ ගියාය යන සෞඛ්‍ය අධ්‍යක්‍ෂකගේ ප්‍රකාශයෙන් නොකියා කියන්නේ සුද්දගෙ නීතියේ, නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය නොහොත් ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය මිථ්‍යා කතාවක් ලෙස මෝඩ හෝ මෝඩ නොවන ලංකා ජනයා සළකන බව නොවේද? ප්‍රජා-තන්ත්‍ර යන සංස්කෘත වචන දෙකේ තේරුම ජනයා අතේ ඇති නාස් […]

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බෝවන ‌රෝග ගැන අතීත අත්දැකීම්

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්                 පෘතුගීසීන් ලංකාවට පැමිණ සිංහල රාජධානිය තමන් සන්තක කර ගැනීමට යුද්ධ කරන කල්හි.ඒවාට ‌නොබියවම මුහුණ ‌දීමට අපේ මුතුන් මිත්තන්ට හැකිවුණා.මේ කාලෙ තමයි 1580 දී පමණ ලංකාවට වසූරිය බෝ වුණේ. මන්නාරම් කොටුවේ පරංගීන් ගේ රැකවරණය යටතේ සිටි කරලියද්දේ බණ්ඩාර සහ බිසව මේ වසූරිය රෝගය නිසා මිය ගිය බව ඉතිහාසයේ සඳහන්ය. ලංකාවෙ මුහුදු කරය විදේශිකයන් […]

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Pardoning Sunil Rathnayaka is the Right Thing

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The president must be commended for pardoning Sunil Rathnayaka. It’s the right thing to do. Those who howl foul about it are missing the point. They are wrong on many counts. Sunil committed no war crime. Some half-baked reporters say Sunil was in prison for a war crime. No such accusation or charge […]

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As coronavirus becomes pandemic, scientists ask if lines on the map hold the key to contagion’s spread

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy South China Morning Post Studies suggest that ‘hotspots’ for virus that causes Covid-19 are found between the 30 to 50 degree lines of latitude north Temperature and humidity data might allow scientists to forecast the ‘next’ Wuhan The coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 125,000 people around the world is concentrated in a corridor” across […]

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Series of Strategies for Reviving the Economy in the ‘post-Covid-19’ era

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

By Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Courtesy The Island March 29, 2020, 6:29 pm Former Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, andPrime Minister’s Senior Advisor on Economic Affairs Strategy 1: Return approximately 20% of the balances amounting to around Rs.500 billion of the Employees Provident Fund, lying to the credit of members, directly to the Members. As […]

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Japan, China donates drug for COVID-19

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is to use anti-influenza drug ‘AVIGAN’ on COVID-19 patients on an experimental basis from next week, a senior Public official said today. Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena told Daily Mirror that a stock of 5,000 ‘AVIGAN’ tablets would be handed over to the SPC […]

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Three villages sealed off to prevent COVID-19 spread

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two villages in Kadayankulam, Puttalam and one village in Akrurana, Kandy have been sealed off after health authorities found two more COVID-19 patients, official sources said.The decision has been taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. They also said that the residents in Kadayankulam have moved to a nearby centre […]

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Legal action against former MP Patali Champika for conducting a meeting disregarding health advisory

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police Media Spokesperson stated that the law will be enforced against former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka who held a meeting yesterday disregarding the health advice. It has been reported that the meeting was held in the premises of the former minister’s residence yesterday. The health units had worked together to disperse the […]

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Main suspect of suicide bomb attack on Zion Church arrested

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The main suspect who had allegedly organized the suicide bomb attack Zion Church in Batticaloa on Easter Sunday 2019 has been arrested. Police Media Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne mentioned this addressing a special press conference held at the Department of Government Information this afternoon (29). On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches […]

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Unemployed graduate trainees to be assigned to MOH offices for coronavirus prevention duties

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Considering the prevailing situation, training period of trainee graduates who have reported to the Divisional Secretariats has been delayed until May, the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government has announced. However, taking into account the request of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine, a decision has been […]

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Two new COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka; Tally rises to 117

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana As of 8.00 pm today (29), two more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the total cases tally to 117, says the Ministry of Health. In the meantime, a total number of 11 patients have recovered from the deadly virus so far. Currently, Sri Lanka has 105 positive cases […]

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Sri Lanka to import Japanese drug against COVID-19

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena says that an order has been issued through the Presidential Secretariat to import the drug found in Japan against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Joining Ada Derana Big Focus, he said that plans are underway to streamline the drug distribution system in the country. He […]

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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy CNBC News WHO is considering airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings. The coronavirus can go airborne, staying suspended in the air depending on factors such as heat and humidity, WHO officials said. The World Health Organization is considering airborne precautions” […]

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If LTTE hardcore killers can be pardoned why shouldn’t Sunil Ratnayake be pardoned?

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

As if we did not have one global virus to contend with – there is another biased virus. A bandwagon calling themselves human rights activists deem the pardon of ‘butcher’ Sunil Ratnayake to be an unpardonable offence by President Gotabaya Rajapakse. Where were these angels when LTTE were killing pregnant Sinhalese mothers in Kent & […]

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Need to maintain the 24 Hour, island-wide Curfew for some more time; caring for the curfew affected population is equally important

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage The government should be commended for imposing a 24 hour, island-wide curfew. It was a brave decision.  Sri Lanka is possibly the first country in the world to impose a 24 hour, island-wide curfew. We are also one of the first countries in the world to shut down schools. Many countries have followed […]

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How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Jocelyn Kaiser Courtesy Science Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. COVID-19, caused by the new pandemic coronavirus, is strangely—and tragically—selective. Only some infected people get sick, and although most of the critically ill are elderly or have complicating problems such as heart disease, some killed by the disease are previously healthy and […]

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No, the coronavirus wasn’t made in a lab. A genetic analysis shows it’s from nature

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Tina Hesman Saey Courtesy Science News Scientists took conspiracy theories about SARS-CoV-2’s origins seriously, and debunked them The coronavirus pandemic circling the globe is caused by a natural virus, not one made in a lab, a new study says. The virus’s genetic makeup reveals that SARS-CoV-2 isn’t a mishmash of known viruses, as might be […]

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SOME OBSERVATIONS ON EARLY BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA Part 2

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Buddhism was accepted with enthusiasm in the north Indian republics of the Ganges region. People took robes in considerable numbers. In the lifetime of the Buddha, there were 29 monasteries. There were 18 at Rajagaha, 4 at Vesali, 3 at Kosala and 4 at Kosambi. Over time, it became clear that a set […]

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Global War on COVID19 -An Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Asking Him to Call Upon the United States of America to Forthwith Lift-All Embargos and Sanctions imposed on Some Countries

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

The Sri Lanka Study Circle An Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Asking  Him to Call Upon the United States of America to Forthwith Lift-All Embargos and Sanctions imposed on Some Countries   We, the members of the Sri Lanka Study Circle in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka call upon […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 D

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Eelam war IV victory can be interpreted historically, as yet another Sinhala triumph over Tamils, when they threaten to destabilize the country. This is not the first time that the Sri Lanka army, acting on its own, defeated Tamils in the north. In the Gampola period, when Ariyachakravarti, the head of the […]

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කොරෝනා හෙවත් ලෝක විනාශය

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

යූ. ෂාති උදිතේන්ද කුරුදුගහහැතැක්ම ඇල්පිටිය කොරෝනා හෙවත් covid 19 වෛරස් රෝගය මේ දිනවල ලෝකය පුරා පැතිරෙමින් තිබේ. මෙම රෝගයෙන් මිනිසුන් දහස් ගණනක් මිය යමින් සිටින අතර ලෝක සෞඛය සංවිධානය අනතුරු අගවන්නේ මෙම රෝගය පාලනය කිරීමට නොහැකි වුණ හොත් විශාල මිනිස් ජීවිත විනාශයක් සිදුවන බවයි. මෙම රෝගයට ගොදුරු වීමෙන් ඉතාලිය ඇතුළු යුරෝපා රටවල් රැසක මිය යන […]

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Coronavirus: Warning against ‘Made in China’ monopoly

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

LIONEL RAJAPAKSE Most countries in the world are experiencing a shortage of essentials. These include day-to-day household items, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food items, etc. Luckily, only a couple of cities in China were locked down, due to the COVID-19 threat. If the whole of China had been locked down, there would have been a catastrophic […]

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COMPASSION: FOR BETTER HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Genuine compassion is based on the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering and be happy. As an integral part of the Buddhist spiritual path, compassion is a state of mind that is non-violent, non-harming and non-aggressive. It is a mental attitude based on the wish for […]

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BAN ON ANIMAL SLAUGHTER – PROTECTION OF NATURE

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Navin Gooneratne Honorary Chairman Light of Asia Foundation His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka BAN ON ANIMAL SLAUGHTER – PROTECTION OF NATURE The Peoples Republic of China announced the ban on the slaughter of Wild Animals which is a lucrative Billion Dollar Industry, after experiencing the disastrous effects of the Corona Virus that […]

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How is Sri Lanka managing the coronavirus pandemic -Setting a global example

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Health Review Global Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet. We did a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka. The point to ponder is how a properly […]

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Corona prevention Police should do better

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera CEO Walkers Colombo Shipyard Colombo Sri Lanka Today I went to the Thalangama police station after calling the OIC who asked me to come in person to get a curfew permit I had a letter from the company involved in export and foreign exchange earnings  At the gate a young cop who […]

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