Tuesday, June 23, 2015

POEM OF THE DAY-"LOVE AFTER LOVE " BY DEREK WALCOTT

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.


Two Hundred Female Workers Of An Apparel Factory Hospitalized Due To Food Poisioning

Around 200 Female Workers attach to a Apparel Factory in Awissawella(In Colombo District) have been Admitted to Awissawella Base Hospital last morning due to a food poisoning.These female workers fallen sick on Tuesday morning after consuming their lunch provided by the employer on Monday it has been reported.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY


An Indian National With Rs.5.18 Million Worth Foreign Currencies Arrested At Katunayake Air Port

The Sri Lanka Custom Officers have today (23) arrested an Indian National  at the Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Air Port who attempted to smuggle Rs.5.18 million worth Euro and Sterling  Pound Notes  out of the country.

The Custom Officers have found 28,000 Euros and 4000 Sterling Pounds worth around  Rs.5.188 Million in the possession of the suspect.The suspect was arrested while he tried to fly Chennai ,India.

Around 100 HIV Positives Have Been Identified From Sri Lanka During Past Five Months

Around 100 New HIV/AIDS Positive have been identified from Sri Lanka during January to June this year according to the National STD/AIDS Campaign .The majority of these HIV Positives are  in the age group 25-49 and     65% of the Positives were males the Campaign sources said.

The HIV Infection among st School Children and Sex Workers are on the increase it has been revealed.

HIV Infection Among st School Children Of The Age Group 14-19 Is On The Increase -National STD/AIDS Campaign Director

The HIV Infection among st Sri Lankan School Children of the age group 14-19 is on the increase according to the Director of National Sexually Transmitted Diseases /AIDS Campaign Dr.Sisira Liyanage.The main reason behind the increased number of HIV Infection among st School Children is unprotected sexual activities Dr.Liyanage has stressed.

During last year(2014) 22 School Children infected with HIV/AIDS Virus have been identified  and during past five months of this year around 23 HIV Infected School Children have identified he has revealed.

"This is a very unfortunate incident and if the School Authorities allowed the medical staff of STD/AIDS Campaign to educate the School Children on HIV/AIDS few years back this disaster should have been avoided" Dr.Liyanage has said.The STD/AIDS Campaign had few years ago  requested School Principles to allow them to conducting HIV/AIDS Awareness Programmes for school children inside school premises but the Principles and the education ministry officers then continuously refused to  allow conducting these   programmes inside schools  citing the ethical and cultural barrier factors.

However the present Education Ministry Authorities have granted permission lat month for the STD Campaign to hold such programmes in schools for school children to make awareness on HIV/AIDS." Our aim is to protect the future generation of School Children from HIV/AIDS" the STD/AIDS Campaign Director has stated.

" Since early this month  an Island Wide HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign among st school children has commenced from Colombo Schools Dr.Liyanage has further added.



DEVASTATING BUSHFIRES TO BE WORSEN IN AUSTRALIA

https://www.reuters.com/article/us- australia-bushfires/bushfires-conditions-worsen-in-east-and-west-australia-idUSKBN1XQ0RK