Arsenic under microscope

In the eye of the storm in recent months, has been arsenic, the chemical element which is described as an “extremely poisonous white powder”. Explaining that this “very toxic” substance which is tasteless and odourless is found in the earth but not in high levels, Prof. Ravindra Fernando, Senior Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Colombo Medical Faculty, points out ....

Squint: Spot it, set it right

In the far corner of the waiting room in the National Eye Hospital in Colombo is a small door which opens into an Orthoptic clinic. It is one of only two in the country (the other is in Kandy) and has existed for 22 years, says Senior Orthoptist Upali Seekkubadu.
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