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Lanka’s overseas missions celebrate Independence Day

Lanka’s overseas missions celebrate Independence Day

The Sri Lanka High Commissions, embassies and diplomatic missions celebrated the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the High Commissioner’s official residence on February 4 with a large gathering of the Sri Lankan community in Singapore. The event began with the hoisting of the National Flag and the singing of the National Anthem in [...]

The tangled web of legal, ethical and administrative issues that surround cadaveric organ transplantation

T he Sunday Times is one of the most read Sri Lankan newspapers. The newspaper on February 4, 2018 in its Sunday Punch column titled ‘Medishocker; Brain dead girl’s organs removed whilst still alive’, reveals a gruesome account of a victim of severe road traffic trauma being subjected to the process of organ retrieval for [...]

Claims that asbestos is not hazardous to health is wrong, say researchers

In a recent commentary piece in the Sunday Times of January 14, Prof. Ravindra Fernando tried to make the claim that chrysotile asbestos is safe and “is not harmful or hazardous to health”. This is an inaccurate claim as are some other claims in his commentary, as well as a biased selection of the science [...]

Halgahakumbura youth get-together in Borella

Halgahakumbura youth get-together in Borella

The United National Party’s Yovun Society of Halgahakumbura in Borella held a get-together recently at the Halgahakumbura community centre. Borella electorate chief organizer Jayantha de Silva is seen here lighting the oil lamp to inaugurate the get-together.

Franz Schubert’s Mass in G major to come alive at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena

Two choral groups will participate in bringing alive the “Mass in G major by Franz Schubert” on Sunday, February 18, at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena at 6 p.m. The mass will be concelebrated by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. This beautiful “devotional” Mass will be sung in its original Latin text. The “Proper” or the [...]

WNPS lecture on Global Small Wild Cat Conservation

This month’s Wildlife and Nature Protection Society Monthly Lecture – on February 15 at 6 p.m. at the Lotus Room, BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, will focus on Global Small Wild Cat Conservation. Global authority on wild cats, Dr Jim Sanderson will discuss current conservation efforts addressing threats to several species from South America to [...]

A great patriot and extraordinary son of Mother Lanka

A great patriot and extraordinary son of Mother Lanka

“When comes such another,” said Mark Antony referring to the mighty Emperor of Rome Julius Caesar in the acclaimed play by Shakespeare. The remarkable life and achievements, the sheer versatility, multi-faceted life led by this great patriot and national leader are unsurpassed and bring the above quotation into focus. Some of the late Sir Baron’s [...]

Putting nutrition back on the menu

BRASILIA – Human nutrition is of increasing importance to science. Of course, centuries of scientific research have been devoted to ensuring that enough food is produced for growing populations. But with obesity and diet-related diseases on the rise, and hunger and malnutrition affecting more people than ever before, scientists are focusing not only on how [...]

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