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 […]

CORONA VIRUS – GLOBAL UPDATE

  Tuesday, April 21 04:00 GMT – ICRC steps up support in congested Asian prisons The International Committee of the Red Cross, which works in prisons worldwide, is stepping up efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in overcrowded prisons in the Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh. As well as a 48-bed isolation centre for Manila’s […]

Sri Lanka: Victory Against the COVID 19:

Get Ready for Hardworking to Make the Country Better The Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has become the most devastated disaster in the world and its socio-economic development recent past, affecting millions of people in different ways with different intensities. By today (10th April 2020) it has create the shocking dead for nearly 102,051 people in the […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic

1. We know what it is The first cases of AIDS were described in June 1981 and it took more than two years to identify the virus (HIV) causing the disease. With COVID-19, the first cases of severe pneumonia were reported in China on December 31, 2019 and by January 7 the virus had already […]

Has TNA out-lived its ‘shelf-life’?

Despite some social media enthusiasts urging TNA’s international spokesperson and parliamentarian, M A Sumanthiran, to contest the presidential elections and some among them even betting a 20-per cent vote-share for his candidacy, the party or the Alliance may actually be going downhill. By putting all its eggs in the Ranil basket, the party may have […]

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 […]