Sri Lankan traditional Sinhala Wedakama (treatment) to counter COVID? By Raj Gonsalkorale A medical heritage of a country could be cited as one of its best treasures and most powerful weapons. Sri Lanka has proven that its medical legacy was protected by ancient kings as part of governance policy and aspects, such as agriculture, belief system/spirituality and diet encompassing the concept of health. In this regard, a Sinhala Wedakama developed by Dr Laxman Embuldeniya warrants serious attention and consideration.     Sri Lanka Daily Mirror newspaper of 31st August, says that Sri Lanka’s health officials have gone on alert over a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa and several other countries, which global health experts say may be the most mutated version of the virus found so far and may have the ability to evade COVID-19 vaccines which are currently available The news items titled “Most mutated’ COVID variant” by ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You. ACQUISITIONS   FOR  THE  MONTH  OF  AUGUST  2021 BOOKS. Sri Lanka Island of Islands, The National Trust, Sri Lanka, 2020 (Donated by Stefan D’Silva, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka) From Marsh to Boake, The Founding Fathers of Royal College, 1835-1870 by D.L.Seneviratne, 2021  (Donated by the Author, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. A Man Called “Ceylon”, Heritage is what you make of it by Somasiri Devendra, 2020  (Donated by the Author, Dehiwela, Sri Lanka)  – Items 1 – 3, brought Australia by Stefan D’ Silva Shanthy by Ryle J. Moldrich, 2021 (Donated by the Author, Riverview, Qld) MAGAZINES “Noel” , Sri Lanka’s Christmas Magazine, ...

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War hero Dinesh Priyantha Herath scripts history for Sri Lanka ‘I just enjoyed the weather out here today as it was like I was training in my backyard’   Source:-paralympic While the rest of the pack wilted under the blazing heat and humidity, Sri Lanka Dinesh Priyantha Herath was in his element, and he was loving it.  The 32-year-old javelin thrower came up with his best throw of 67.79m to set a new world record in the men’s F46 category and clinched his country’s maiden gold in Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on Monday (30 August), when the temperatures reached 33 degrees Celsius with full sunshine.  “I was ready for this challenge and was training under the sun for months now. The climate here in Tokyo and Sri Lanka is pretty much the same and I was clearly the zone from the start. I just enjoyed the weather out here ...

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 SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (AUGUST 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lankan cricketer Kande Arachchige Isuru Udana Tillakaratna, better known as Isuru Udana, announced his retirement from International cricket today (31). Issuing a statement on the matter, the all-rounder said “I am proud to have served my nation, and Sri Lanka Cricket with utmost dedication, commitment, and passion to my fullest with a bunch of people who have touched my soul with the relationship of never-ending friendship. However, I believe the time has come for me to retire from International cricket in order to make way for the next generation of players’’.  Udana, who played 21 ODIs and 35 T20Is for Sri Lanka in his 12-year international career, picked 18 ODI and 27 T20I wickets. He last played for Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I versus India in Colombo. (Ceylon Today, 1.8.2021) Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) revenue took a sharp dip in ...

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