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Sat, 11 Apr 2020
The 1990 Suwaseriya Paramedic Ambulance Service has been in the frontline of the anti-coronavirus battle in the country.
The following is a letter sent by Luo Chong the Spokesperson and Chief of Political Section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka addressed to Chairman, Wijeya Newspapers Limited...
World economies are already handicapped. The impact of COVID-19 is greatly felt by the Sri Lankan economy as well. However, despite its massive debt burden, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) recently announced multiple relief schemes for various ben
While the government’s response to COVID-19 may have shielded Sri Lanka from a major loss of life, the imminent large-scale economic fallout will be harder to prevent.
Part 1 of this fact check identified the GMOA’s error in calculating the initial trajectory of the virus spread in Sri Lanka relative to Italy.
As more patients continue to be diagnosed with COVID-19, strict warnings have been issued for those who are afraid to disclose their travel histories or signs of suspected symptoms.
The world is mourning. Sri Lanka too is in a critical state as two lives were already claimed by the killer coronavirus or COVID-19.
As a public servant, I have been asked to work from home and stay at home as much as possible. Last week I worked from home.
Social media has become a busy place following the indefinite curfew period. A mushrooming number of delivery services has come forward to serve customers with relief packages at various rates. While some customers have expressed their gratitude for
As we come to the end of the ‘official quarantine’ period and begin to relax the ‘lockdown’ within Sri Lanka but keeping the ‘international lockdown’ in place, we need to look at how the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID -19 behaved in
The coronavirus pandemic has been global in its reach. But its impact has varied widely. Approaches to its containment have also varied from country to country. Given the varying conditions, each country has had to or will have to, fashion its approa
Like so many bad things, COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus came across as something abstract, unreal, something which can’t happen to you.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has issued a brief guide highlighting legal concerns regarding the Government response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka.
In order to encourage social and physical distancing practices, the government took steps to distribute essential food items to households with effect from March 25. For this, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a taskforce on continuous supply, o
Amid 86 people being tested positive at the time this article was penned and 222 others currently undergoing treatment at designated hospitals...
I have known Uncle Sarath (1948 - 2020) my entire life. He and Aunty Tania were my parents’ closest friends. Uncle Sarath and my father....
The medical profession in Ceylon had by the late 19th century followed patterns set down in most of the European colonies in Asia.
Desamanya Dr Roland Silva was a unique personality. I am yet to meet someone who can be compared as a close second to him.
A responsible Government Medical Officer publicly opined that the situation of corona virus of initial stage of Sri Lanka was worse than Italy. This is not correct comparing Italy and Sri Lanka figures.
Dr Leong Hoe Nam, infectious disease specialist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, answers questions you may have on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Dr Leong Hoe Nam is an infectious disease specialist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital,
Is this the reason why many good people die early? March 20 is my fathers birthday.. He would have been 78 had he lived.. He was a wonderful father and a wonderful husband, but most of all he was a wonderful human being.
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the everyday lives of people, including those of politicians. With public health concerns increasing, questions are being raised about holding national elections amid the coronavirus spread. Although nomination pape
With the discovery of the 34th active Covid-19 positive patient in Sri Lanka, the municipal council of Nuwara Eliya is taking preventive measures and raising awareness seriously. Although the government declared Monday (16) a public holiday, all the
Filled with brightly coloured balloons and music playing in the background, the hall at the Home of Compassion had an air of festivity and cheerfulness about it. As the residents of the home gathered together, the man of the hour, Sellat
Certainly, 75 years is a long period. It is a triple quarter centenary; more than a Diamond memory; Just a quarter less than a century. It is a well-fit occasion
to be commemorat
The action-thriller is a genre that was relatively rare in Indian commercial cinema, Bollywood, Kollywood or any other, until the new millennium. Though the 1958 film Madhumathi is based on a murder and its unravelling, it can’t be classified as a
As a kidney patient having undergone dialysis over 375 times in private hospitals I noted last year this day passed unnoticed by many. I found no such activities conducted for CKD- Chronic Kidney Disease....
On March 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. While Italy is currently on lockdown, China’s situation is slowly being controlled.
Damien was a character well-known for a combination of qualities that intrigued and attracted many. He was a very close friend of other interesting people who were his contemporaries at Peradeniya University in the 1950s and of others who were his m
The Peradeniya University Science Faculty Alumni lost W.M.D. Wijekoon, old boy of Dharmaraja College, who entered university in October 1968.
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