Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Image result for tetanusTetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn.
The infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw. This makes it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. Tetanus is a medical emergency. You need to get treatment in a hospital.
vaccine can prevent tetanus. It is given as a part of routine childhood immunization. Adults should get a tetanus shot, or booster, every 10 years. If you get a bad cut or burn, see your doctor - you may need a booster. Immediate and proper wound care can prevent tetanus infection.
Why vaccinate adults against tetanus?
  • The bacteria that cause tetanus are ubiquitous in soil; any lapse in immunity can create an opportunity for infection.
  • Approximately 10 to 20 percent of reported cases of tetanus are fatal.
  • All adults need a tetanus booster vaccine every 10 years.
    Tetanus booster is available in combination with diphtheria (Td vaccine) or diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine).
  • Adults should get Tdap once and then Td every 10 years after.
  • Pregnant women especially should get the Tdap vaccine because of the protection it provides against whooping cough.


From Next Year Passing G.C.E Ordinary Level Exam Is Not Compulsory To Study Advanced Level -Education Minister1

Students who are not able to pass the G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination too will be able to study G.C.E Advanced Level Examination from the year 2018 the Minister Of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has stated today(21).

Accordingly from next year (2017)passing the G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination especially the subject Mathamatics is not compulsory for students to qualify for Advanced Level the Minister has stressed.

This decision had taken to ensure that every child will be educated up to 13 years he has further added,

Air Port Customs Officers Have Arrested A Chinese National With 65 Kilo grammes Of Wallapatta And Kokun

Sri Lanka Air Port customs officers have arrested a 38 year old Chinese National last night at Katunayake Air Port while attempting to smuggle around 65 kilo grammes of expensive Wallapatta and Kokun out of the country .

The suspect was arrested while he attempting to smuggle the stock of Wallpatta and Kokun to Hong Kong it has been revealed.The stock of Wallpatta and Kokun in posssession of the suspect is worth around Rs.1  milion the sources have stated.

Air Port customs officers are  investigating on the incidentt.

Around 10,000 Families In Polonnaruwa District Are Facing Drinking Water Shortage

Due to the prevailing severe dry weather condition  around 10,000 families belonging to the six divisional secretariats at Polonnaruwa District  are facing severe difficulties as a result of drinking  water shortage it has been reported.

 Accordingly the residents in dimbulagala,thamankaduwa, welikanda, madirigiriya,lankapura and hingurakgoda  divisional secretariats are facing severe drinking  water shortage these days.

More than 6000 school children in above mentioned divisional secretariats too have affected due to drinking water shortage

Colombo High Court Has Sentenced 17 And 10 Year Imprisonment For Two Persons Who Sexually Abused A Little Girl

Colombo High Court has today (21) sentenced two persons accused for sexually abusing an under age girl in the year 2001, 17 and 10 years of imprisonment respectively when the case was taken up for hearing.

The High Court Judge Pathmini S.Ranawake while delivering the judgment has fined the two accused  with Rs.50,000 each and ordered them to compansate the victimized girl with Rs.50,000 each
The Judge has released the third suspect who was also charged as responsible for the sexual abuse case


President Maithripala Sirisena Is Due To Address The UN General Assembly In A Few Hours Time

President Maithripala Sirisena who is participating the on going 71st United Nations General Assembly meating in New York,USA is due to address the Assembly early morning tomorrow (22)Sri Lankan Time according to the reports.

This is the second time that President Sirisena is addressing the UN General Assembly after assuming office as the Sri Lankan President last year.

President along with the MP's and Media Delegation arrived in New York on last Monday .

President has attended the Bill,Hilery and Chelsea  Clinton Charity Foundation Meeting held yesterday as an invitee and held bi lateral  talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M.J.Akbar.

An Individual Was Killed After A Private Bus Run Over Him At Pettah

Image result for accident graphicAn individual was killed at Pettah in Colombo this morning after  a Private Bus run over him while crossing the road near Tractor Corporation Junction it has been reported.

 The victim who was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital in critical condition had succumbed to his injuries on admission according to the sources.The identitity of the deceased not yet been revealed the sources have stated.

CID Has Informed The Court That Former Colombo JMO Transported The Missing Body Parts Of Former Rugby Player To Private Medical Collage

Image result for court order imageThe missing body parts of the former Sri Lankan Rugby Player Wasim Thajudeen who was reported as murdered had been taken to the Private Medical Collage(SATIM) in Malabe(Colombo District) by the former Judicial Medical Officer in Colombo and current Vice Chancellor of the Collage Dr.Ananda Samarasekera the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) has today(21) informed the Cololmbo Additional Magistrate.

Accordingly CID has informed the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris when the murder case on Thajudeen was taken up for  haering this morning that Under the instructions of  Dr.Samarasekera the workers of the Colombo JMO(Judicial Medical Officer) Office  had transported  the missing body parts of Thajudeen from  fifteen bags to the SATIM.

The Colombo Magistrate Court has earlier rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by Dr.Samarasekera seeking his release on bail.


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An Increase Of 10,584 Dengue Pathients This Year Than In Last Year

Image result for dengueThere's an increase of 10,584 Dengue Patients during eight and half months in this year(January to Mid September) when compared to last year(2015) according to the Epidemiology Unit attached to the Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.

Accordingly a total number of 40,361 Dengue Patients has been reported  from island wide this year  and there are 65 Dengue Deaths the Ministry has stated.However only 29,777 Dengue Patients had  been reported during the last year(2015) .

Out of the total number of Dengue Patients reported from this year 6674 patients had been reported from Colombo District it has been reported.



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New Drug Prices Reduction Mechanism To Be Introduced During The Professor Bibile Commemorative On This Friday

Image result for drugsThe new Drug prices reduction mechanism prepared by the Independent Drug Regulatory Authority is  to be introduced during  the Professor Senaka Bibile Commemorative Ceremony scheduled to be held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute -Colombo on this Friday(23).

The Drugs which are subjected to be reduced under the National Medicinal Drug Policy will officially  announce at the ceremony according to the Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has announced this in Parliament yesterday  (20) .Earlier the Drug Prices Reduction Mechanism is due to be introduced on 31st of August but it delayed due to some technical problems occurred when preparing the mechanism according to the Drug Regulatory Authority.

Professor Priyadarshani Galappaththi is due to deliver the Professor Senaka Bibile Commemorative S peach at the commemorative ceremony.