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Sri Lankan physician honoured in New York

Sri Lankan physician honoured in New York

On May 6, the United Hospital Fund (UHF) honoured quality improvement leaders from 51 hospitals and long-term care facilities across the New York metropolitan region at its new annual event, “Tribute to Excellence in Health Care”. Among this year’s recipients was Dr. Jessie Saverimuttu, Richmond University Medical Center’s infectious diseases attending-and-chief of quality improvement. Dr. [...]

Remember those affected by kidney disease this Vesak

This Vesak, former Editor of the popular Vesak Lipi journal Upali Salgado has appealed to people to remember those suffering from kidney disease and help to alleviate their sufferings. “On this glorious Vesak eve, may you be moved to compassionately offer aid with a donation,” he writes. Through generous donations made by readers of Vesak [...]

A ceremony to commemorate veteran film director Titus Totawatte

A ceremony to commemorate veteran film director Titus Totawatte

A ceremony to commemorate veteran film director Titus Totawatte was held recently as part of Pragna Pradeepa Foundation’s programme to honour artistes. Pragna Pradeepa Initiator Jayantha de Silva is seen here placing flowers at the Totawatte monument at the General Cemetery in Borella.

National unity through democracy or demagoguery?

Politicians, like astrologers, are keen to predict a quick end to the ‘malefic period’ that befell the country on Easter Sunday for their usual fun and games to resume. The realisation that it was a fanatical, ruthless attack, the likes of which have devastated some countries has still not dawned on many. There is much [...]

Cancer patient appeals for help

Chandra Jayaweera from Polwatte, Denipitiya has undergone surgery for cancer in her bladder.  She continues to receive treatment at the Maharagama Cancer Hospital. She is the mother of two children, who are following higher studies, and her husband has no permanent job. He is also a patient. Hence she is in need of financial help [...]

Is Trump’s trade war with China a civilisational conflict?

WASHINGTON, DC – Late last month at a security forum in Washington, DC, Kiron Skinner, Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State, described today’s US-China conflict as “a fight with a really different civilisation and a different ideology, and the United States hasn’t had that before.” As a trial balloon, this apparent [...]

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