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Fri, 03 Apr 2020
Ignorance breeds fear. Fear nudges emotion to trump reason. The world didn’t know about Corvid-19 a few months ago. The world still knows very little. The little that is known is scary.
As the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, engulfs the world with its cruel tentacles, governments all over are in a dilemma on how to best deal with it. It is a reasonable dilemma because no government in the world has dealt with a health crisis of this
Taiwan has never forgotten the nightmare of a 2003 epidemic - SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) which devastated many East Asian metropolises. In its wake, Taiwan along with few others doubled down on preparing for any future crisis.
The coronavirus has killed more than 20,000 people around the world and infected more than 350,000 others, including more than 100 people in Sri Lanka. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China and began to spread rapidly around the world. As Chin
The deadline for the 2020 Parliamentary Elections nominations scheduled for April 25 ended at noon on Thursday, March 19th
Amid 86 people being tested positive at the time this article was penned and 222 others currently undergoing treatment at designated hospitals...
From Oceania to the Americas, country after country is grinding to a halt by the coronavirus global pandemic. Less than a month ago, US President Donald Trump....
We, Sri Lankans have fought among ourselves so many times when we should have been united. Subsequent to receiving Independence....
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,
We are living in unheard-of times. According to updates, as of 10:18 am, Mar 18, the COVID-19 pandemic is escalating rapidly with 200,071 confirmed cases and 8,009 deaths in 152 countries.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa while addressing the nation on Tuesday in view of the current panic over the sudden upsurge in the number of COVID-19 patients in the country said that the Royal-Thomian Big Match organisers had gone ahead with the cricke
At a time when COVID 19 is threatening to destabilise the country the various ways in which Sri Lanka’s citizens have responded to this pandemic have become topics of much discussion.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads in all directions putting governments into a spin, the crisis is as much a time for reflection as it is for concerted efforts to find treatments, vaccines and ways and means to control the disease.
As you know, violence in state universities have been escalating in recent times. What we saw last week at University of Sri Jayawardenapura (where the young person is still battling for life in the ICU) is one grave atrocity amongst many, which have
Coronavirus or COVID-19 , as defined by the World Health Organisation, is taking its toll on the entire world by the day. The countries around the globe resort to action after action in succession to prevent community spread of the disease that has a
Italy. As of now, the spread of the contagion is 250 times higher than anywhere else in the world. It is 120 and 56 times higher than in Iran and China respectively. The stories coming from that country are heartbreaking. It’s not as though situati
These days it is all about the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. Having had its epicenter in Wuhan in the Chinese Province of Hubei, it has spread its tentacles to nearly all parts of the world with Italy being the worst affected European country.
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
As 43 cases have been tested positive for COVID 19 at the time this article was penned Sri Lanka’s health authorities and staff are keeping a close watch on returnees from high risk countries and any foreign countries during the past couple of days
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
There are those who form the opinion that Sri Lanka might have been worse off under the administration of the Yahapalana Government during this Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
I want to share all this with you because they are ALLl worthwhile messages so read and be guided accordingly:
A time of great crisis can bring out the best of some but the worst in many. The coronavirus or COVID-19 episode in Sri Lanka showed this without any doubt. Some acted with self-sacrifice, dedication and a sense of common good but for many it was ye
The spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 has prompted the following question: how responsible are we as citizens? This is not a disease like Dengue which is close to home for the local populace. Coronavirus is the first-ever malady to spread almost worl
Racial tensions have devastated Sri Lanka, but some parties still continue to play that populism card to win elections. After the Official Languages Act widely known as the ‘Sinhala Only’ Act was enacted by Prime Minister S.W. R. D.
It does not take much persuasion to convince someone that holding a countrywide snap parliamentary polls on the eve of a global Coronavirus pandemic is a dangerous idea. More so when the local health officials advocate social distancing.
Somewhere between Sisila Gini Gani in 1992 and Ira Madiyama in 2005, I grew up. The Premadasa government fell, Chandrika Kumaratunga was sworn in as the new president, and the war, which she had made an integral part of her manifesto, was soon to acc
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
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