Minuwangoda Corona strain is different !

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a massive outbreak, which originated in Minuwangoda, Gampaha district and is now spreading all over Sri Lanka. The scientists at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine and Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of University of Sri Jayewardenepura embarked on carrying out whole genomic sequencing of the virus, to […]

SUNDAY NOTE: Save the United States Postal Service

SUNDAY NOTE: Save the United States Postal Service The president is trying to steal the election, he said so himself. sree sreenivasan Aug 16 This newsletter is produced w/ Zach Peterson (@zachprague). Scroll down for Read Something; Watch Something; Tech Tips; and a weekly tech tip from Robert S. Anthony (@newyorkbob). TUNE IN: Today’s Sunday NYT Readaalong is special. My guest […]

Global hunger could double due to “COVID 19 “

According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity due to the economic collapse of COVID-19 could double to 265 million this year. The impact of lost travel revenue, remittances and travel and other restrictions on the coronary virus epidemic is expected to cause another 130 million […]

Memories from the USA : ( IVLP Alumni Stories- 1)

      Standing together rather than standing alone is a concept promoted in the modern globalized world. No country can survive in isolation devoid of the influence of the powerful states. As a developing country, Sri Lanka is no exception to this general trend.  Under these circumstances, it is of utmost importance that we […]

Govt.’s special relief schemes more benefitting the non-poor

Although we have alleviated poverty by providing assistance to the hand-to-mouth segment, this is not going to help revive the agricultural sector   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 […]

A Looming Constitutional Crisis, Courtesy Covid-19

This emergency has thrown open many a challenge. All of which were unforeseen At this time of crisis, it is imperative that the government takes all necessary action. But that action must be on the basis of the rule-of-law There is no gainsaying that Parliament ought not to have been dissolved on March 2, 2020. The […]