Obituary: Mrs Mihindukulasuriya Beatrice Perera (Nee Fernando) (24 May 1924 – 3 Oct 2021) As explained by her son Claude Perera….I lost my beloved mother yesterday at the age of 97 years. She had a wonderful life with the love of a devoted husband and 3 mischievous rascals, who were Benedictines and a prim and proper girl who was a Shepherdian. Ammie was blessed with a wonderful early life of being a hosteler at Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala. Then after her marriage to my father, she enjoyed a bohemian life around Sri Lanka being in various outposts of the colonial government service where my father worked. All four siblings were born in such varied outposts, me being the youngest in Kandy. They moved to Colombo in the late 1950’s in search of better education for the children and mingled into humdrum of city life, where she remained till she passed. ...

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“GARDEN HUMOUR” – By Des Kelly    Thank you, Charles, for your “drift-back” into the good old days of gardening, as we knew it, well, you probably do anyway, because, while I always enjoyed a good garden, personally, even a weed that I decided to plant, for whatever reason, would not grow. They say that opposites matter however, and the beautiful gardens of our homes were always the work of my ex-wife Cynthia, R.I.P. She loved  gardening, so, being an understanding husband, I always left her to do what she enjoyed doing.  She knew that, as a gardener, I was a good guitarist.        I am sure that readers of e’Lanka will peruse this post, so thank you again, for sending it in. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. You will chuckle as you read this …. Because as stupid as it may sound, this is exactly what we do! ...

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New miracle drug for COVID With compliments of Dr Harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com A new Antiviral pill against Covid-19 reduces the risk of hospitalization and death Transcript: We are all waiting for this miracle pill of a US. drug maker from Merck, that is supposed to reduce the chances of hospitalization, having worst effects, and dying from COVID-19 by half. The FDA has still to authorize it for people to use, but this drug would be the first pill shown to treat coronavirus and a global effort to control the pandemic. So far, all authorized therapies are in IV or injection form. This is a very convenient pill that could be taken when a patient turns positive on PCR testing. This pill is going to help people to keep out of hospital, and the burden of overcrowding will be solved in the very near future, and hospitals can go back to their routine procedures. This pill is not ...

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Atrial Fibrillation Project NIHR Global Health Research Group on Atrial Fibrillation Management Source:Med NIHR Global Health Research Group on Atrial Fibrillation Management – Sri Lanka Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder globally; 25% of strokes are due to AF and adults have a 1 in 4 lifetime risk of AF. The main causes, high blood pressure and diabetes, are common in Sri Lanka. AF is under-diagnosed and inadequately treated leading to missed opportunities in preventing stroke, with serious implications for quality of life and an increasing burden of caregiving as well as pressures on healthcare systems. Led by DCFM, the University of Jaffna is collaborating with the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, to shed light on the AF situation in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Information about the Global AF Research Project is available here. In Sri Lanka, this research is being carried out as three parallel ...

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  Lionel’s scoff at Nehru and Chou, stunned World Leaders-By KKS Perera Source:Dailymirror Third Prime Minister, Sir John Kotelawala, represented Ceylon at the first large-scale Afro–Asian Conference, the ‘Bandung Conference’; in April 1955, in Indonesia. Sir John made headlines when he clashed with the Chinese Communist Leader, Chou-en-Lai, at the Bandung summit where he had an oblique hit, when he said “we have done away with Western Colonialism. We don’t want to start an Eastern Colonialism in its place.” Worldwide, newspapers splashed a photo of Sir John pointing an accusing finger. Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru, playing the ‘Big Brother’, questioned Sir John. “Lionel, why didn’t you show your speech to me before?” Only for Sir John to hit back, “why should I Nehru?… Do you show me yours, before you make it?” Sir John Kotelawala ‘Wickremesinghe Mudali who helped King Rajasinghe to wage war against the Portuguese, on the Kelani banks, ...

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