People less likely to adhere to Covid rules after vaccination, expert says

People may be less likely to adhere to coronavirus lockdown rules after getting vaccinated, a leading behavioural scientist has said. Prof Susan Michie, the director of UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change, cited evidence from previous vaccine rollouts, recent national surveys suggesting people would be less likely to abide by the rules, and evidence from Israel, […]

Addressing NCDs should be at the core of COVID-19 response – Dr. Lakith Peiris

    Dr. Lakith Peiris, President of the Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes (APHNH)       The last few months have been a whirlwind in the health sector. Not just in Sri Lanka, but across the world, healthcare providers were met with unprecedented challenges following the rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus […]

We must abandon the idea of elections anytime soon

Former Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran PC engaged in an informative conversation  with the “Daily Mirror” on  topics of current importance such as the impact of the  Covid-19 Pandemic, postponement of elections, imperative need to re-convene Parliament, legal validity of curfews being enforced, urgent necessity for drafting new laws […]

Is coronavirus airborne ?

Is coronavirus airborne ? The jury is out. Thus far, it did not appear to be an airborne virus in the same vein as measles or chickenpox, said Luis Ostrosky, a professor and vice chairman of internal medicine at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. “It’s a virus that travels in droplets. This is very […]

Disease Control Expert Debunks Coronavirus Myths

Is Covid-19 any worse than seasonal flu? Does hand sanitizer, or alcohol, kill coronavirus? Should you be wearing a face mask and should you be worried about your dog getting coronavirus? The global outbreak has spawned numerous questions, myths and outright misinformation about what to do and how to avoid spreading the virus. We asked […]

අපි දිනනවද පරදිනවද තීරණය තියෙන්නේ ජනතාවගේ අතේ – හමුදාපති

1. ඔබ තුමන් මානුෂීය මෙහෙයුමකට සම්බන්ධ වෙලා හිටපු යුද සෙන්පතියෙක්. ඔබ ඒ හා සමාන කර්තව්‍යයක් ලෙස පැවරුණු නිරෝධායන වල මේ වන විට තත්වය කොහොමද? පිළිතුර​-ගරු ජනාධිපති තුමන් සහ අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය තුමන් මාර්තු මාසයේ 07 වන දින පමණ තීරණයක් ගත්තා නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථාන ආරම්භ කරනව කියල. එයින් රජය ක‍්‍රමවේදයන් තුනක් බලාපොරොත්තු වුනා.ඒ හදුනාගැනීම සහ වෙන්කර ගැනීම, ව්‍යාප්තවීම නවතා […]

Think for the nation, act for the person!

Now that the nomination process for the 16 November presidential polls are behind the nation, at least one thing has become clear and sure. Whoever wins the polls, incumbent Maithripala Sirisena would not be there – unless of course, he sees reason to ‘impose’ emergency for reasons beyond the comprehension of the nation’s higher judiciary […]

US ready to work with a ‘SLPP’ in Sri Lanka

  US relations with Sri Lanka improved drastically in 2015, but there is a feeling that since recently, it has been on a downward trend. Where do you see the relationship between both countries at this point? We just passed our 70th anniversary of bilateral relations. It is a longstanding friendship between our two countries. […]